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RA: 17h 17m 18.1s
Dec: +42° 26′ 3″
Ch: MSA:1135, U2:81, SA:8
Ref: Corwin (2004)
Type: stars (two)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 6344 is a double star at Lohse's position. In appearance, it matches several other of the "nebulae" found by him with the 15.5-inch (e.g. NGC 5884, also a double star, which see), and is very close to his nominal position. There is a faint galaxy about an arcminute to the north that has been taken as N6344, but it is certainly too faint to have been seen by Lohse.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads ALMSTEL,*SP&B*1'NFO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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