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RA: 20h 47m 7.23s
Dec: +00° 25′ 48.8″
Ch: MSA:1288, U2:254, SA:16
Type: galaxy (in group)
Mag: B=14.6, V=?
Size: 0.512′ x 0.316′
NGC 6959. This is a galaxy in the NGC 6962 group. Discovered by Lord Rosse or his observer (though incorrectly credited to Bigourdan in NGC), and measured by Bigourdan, the resulting accurate position pinpoints it exactly as object "a" in Lord Rosse's sketch.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,ALMSTEL,65 FO.
pF, 40'' long, mE 58deg, stell. N. an oval ring mb at each end of major axis, the n.f. end being alm. stellar.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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