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RA: 17h 47m 32s
Dec: +18° 34′ 30″
Ch: MSA:1225, U2:158, SA:8
Ref: NGC/IC, Corwin (2004)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 6450 (Swift II-61) is also lost. Dreyer copied the position correctly into NGC, but abbreviated Swift's description of the surrounding star field. Swift's full description is "vF, vS; B * f 8 seconds; bet 2 sts."
There are several galaxies in the area that Swift could have seen, but none matching the pattern described by him. Howe also could not find the object, though he actually searched for it three nights, not just two as in Dreyer's IC2 note.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NF DC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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