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Dr Paul Leyland
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Hmm. I measure the position of the nucleus as 06:20:55 +78:10:46.

There is a g=21 star at that position named EDR3-1140862546405873664 and a 15th magnitude star nearby in a whole bunch of catalogues, but I can’t find any catalogued galaxies.

There is also an IR source in the AllWISE catalogue J062057.74+780931.9 but no details other than the magnitude in various bands.

What a curious state of affairs, because it is clearly a large and bright object.

Added in edit: perhaps it isn’t a galaxy. Could it be an especially bright bit of IFN?