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RA: 20h 47m 19.4s
Dec: +00° 30′ 33″
Ch: MSA:1288, U2:254, SA:16
Ref: NGC/IC, Corwin (2004)
Type: stars (two)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 6963 is a double star found by Bigourdan just northwest of NGC 6965 with which it is often confused. Bigourdan has two accurate measurements that point exactly to the double, and he also gives offsets to five neighboring objects in his remarks. All of these can be easily and positively identified with nearby stars or galaxies, so there is no question about this identification.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,ALMSTEL.
pF, S, R, bM; a star 25'' s.f.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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