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RA: 17h 52m 55.5s
Dec: −25° 23′ 52″
Ch: MSA:1393, U2:339, SA:22
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 6465 is an asterism of 4-5 stars. Though well south of the equator, it was actually found by JH from Slough. He describes it only as "Suspected; small; twilight," but his position is very good.
The identification was made by Howe who found the four brighter stars here on the second night he searched for the object. He describes the object as "... simply two doubles of mag. 12. In each pair, the distance is 4 arcsec, and the two pairs are 15 arcsec apart." In the DSS image, one of Howe's four stars is double, and there is a fifth star 29 arcsec north that might have added to the appearance of nebulosity in JH's sweep.
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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