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Mag: B=15.7, V=?
Size: 0.426′ x 0.323′
NGC 6461 is CGCG 340-017 (CGCG's guess -- CGCG 340-015 -- is wrong). The identity is clinched by Swift's description, "eF, pS, R; nr terminal * of 5 forming semi-circle." His RA is 12 seconds too large, and his declination 38 arcmin too small.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,BM.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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