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RA: 19h 37m 5.5s
Dec: −42° 17′ 44″
Ch: MSA:1453, U2:411, SA:22
Type: galaxy, Sa/Sc
Mag: B=13.65, V=?
Size: 1.318′ x 0.977′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eF, vS, appended to a star 14m."
Paturel, G., Petit, C., Kogoshvili, N. et al. (1991) An extragalactic data base. IV. Errors and misprints in catalogues of galaxies. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 91(3), 371.
NGC 6806 = MCG –7-40-3.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads S,SLDIF,STELNUC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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