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NGC 6447

NGC 6447 (also MCG 6-39-19, IRAS 17445+3535, UGC 10975 and PGC 60829) is a magnitude +12.9 face-on barred spiral galaxy located 310 million light-years away in the constellation Hercules. 
The galaxy is gravitationally interacting with the neighbouring galaxy NGC 6446

The galaxy was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth using a 121.92 cm (48 inch) speculum reflector at William Lassell's Tigné Point observatory in Sliema, Malta, on the 9th July 1864

Right Ascension 17h  46m  17.1s, Declination +35° 34' 20"

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