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Type: star (single)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 5268 is a star at the catalogued position. Included in the Markree Catalogue as a nebula, there is only a hint on the DSS of a very faint galaxy behind the much brighter star. I do not think that it could be seen in the 12.4-inch refractor at Markree, and suspect that the southern declination -- thus, a low altitude in Ireland -- might have played a role in the classification.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads * DC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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