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RA: 17h 10m 16.2s
Dec: −26° 34′ 27″
Ch: MSA:1395, U2:337, SA:22
Ref: Corwin (2004)
Type: stars (two)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 6294 is a double star northeast of NGC 6293, a bright globular cluster. It is offset +5.5 seconds and +0.5 arcmin from the cluster; JH's positions for the two objects, both seen the same sweep, lead to offsets of +7 seconds and +0.1 arcmin. Howe's measurement of the stars' separation (PA = 315 deg, distance = 8 arcsec) is correct. Both stars have several faint companions -- presumably members of N6293 -- merged into their DSS images.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NF S.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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