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Type: galaxy, E-S0
Mag: B=14.8, V=13.8
Size: 0.7′ x 0.6′
NGC 6170 = NGC 6176. Swift's RA for NGC 6170 is 40 seconds of time off, but his description of the star field is accurate: "... in vacancy; many pB sts south." The declination is accurate, too, so there is little doubt about the identity, first suggested in RNGC.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads =6176 S.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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