For a good view of this large, low-surface-brightness galaxy
, be sure to center it in your field of view.
It's easy to assume that, sharing the same high-power field with M57, IC 1296 would be well known, but I've pointed it out to several experienced observers who were unaware of this small, low-surface-brightness galaxy
. The oversight is understandable, since the legendary deep-sky explorers William Herschel and his son, John, missed it.