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Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 7663 is one of Brother Ferrari's nebulae announced by Father Secchi. It, unlike eight other nebulae found by Ferrari, has two candidate galaxies in the area of the nominal position. One, MCG -01-59-023 is slightly brighter than the other, MCG -01-59-022. The former galaxy also has the advantage of being closer to the nominal RA (the nominal position is 23 24 06, -05 01.7), but is just as far off in declination. I've put both in the table of positions -- with question marks, of course.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads PD,KNY,COM2'PR.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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