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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 4:36:11.4
Discoverer: Swift L.
Year of discovery: 1886
Discovery aperture: 16.0
Summary description: eeF, S, R
NGC 1619, like N1610, is probably one of the faint members of the NGC
1600 group. It was found by Lewis Swift on 22 December 1886 along with N1621,
N1627, N1628, and N1699. Unlike those other four, however, there is nothing
at all near Swift's place.
As with N1610, there are two candidates for N1619 that seem somewhat likely to
me. RNGC 1610 is two minutes of time west and 8 arcminutes north, while the
51st object in Reinmuth's 1932 list of nebulae is 1 minute 20 seconds west and
28 arcmin north. I'm not convinced that either of these is Swift's lost
nebula, but I note them for the record.