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Mag: B=15.7, V=?
Size: 0.891′ x 0.501′
NGC 6597. Swift's comment "Difficult by proximity to a bright star" is correct -- the star is SAO 17798, the same one he mentions in his description for NGC 6594 (which see). Also see NGC 6607 for more details about this field.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,ALMSTEL,B*2'P.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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