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RA: 20h 52m 5.9s
Dec: −05° 53′ 41″
Ch: MSA:1312, U2:299, SA:16
Ref: NGC/IC, Corwin (2004)
Type: star (single)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 6973 and NGC 6980 are both stars near the NGC 6976/6977/6978 triplet. Bigourdan thought the stars slightly nebulous, so listed them among his "novae." His positions are excellent and identify the stars exactly.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NF S.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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