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NGC 6660

NGC 6660, NGC 6661, LEDA 62072, MCG+04-44-003, UGC 11282

RA: 18h 34m 36.7s
Dec: +22° 54′ 35″

Con: Hercules
Ch: MSA:1199, U2:160, SA:8

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy, S0

Mag: B=14.1, V=?

Size: 2.041′ x 1.288′
PA: 145°

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 6660 = NGC 6661. Swift's declination for N6660 is 10 arcmin too small, but his description fits, including the note "between 2 stars." The identity was first noticed by Pechule, and included in the Notes to IC1 by Dreyer.

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads =6661 DC.

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