NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 16:5:38.1
Declination: +17:46:3
Constellation: HER
Visual Magnitude: 14.2

Historic Information

Discoverer: Swift L.
Year of discovery: 1886
Discovery aperture: 16.0


Summary description: eeF, pS, lE, F * sp
Sub-type: SB0

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 6054 = IC 1183. Swift notes that the neighboring star is south preceding, not south following. This points at IC 1183 as the galaxy that received the number 6054 in the NGC. In support of this, IC 1183 is considerably brighter and has a higher surface brightness than the spiral that is usually taken as NGC 6054. Bigourdan did not see the spiral, either, so the identity is virtually certain.

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 6054 48" (5/15/12): fairly faint to moderately bright, small, oval 4:3 WSW-ENE, 20"x15". Located 1.0' NE of a mag 12.6 star with a mag 16 star 1' S. Brighter IC 1182 lies 2.1' NNW, fainter PGC 1541356 is 40" NE and MCG +03-41-099 (often identified as NGC 6054) is 1.8' W. NGC 6054 is identified as IC 1183 in most sources 17.5" (5/13/88): very faint, very small, slightly elongated. Located 1.0' NE of a mag 12.5 star. An extremely faint galaxy (MCG +03-41-099) is 1.5' W with IC 1182 2.1' NNW. Member of AGC 2151.