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Type: galaxy, SBa
Mag: B=14.2, V=13.3
Size: 1.3′ x 1.3′
NGC 5588 = NGC 5589. This was seen during a sweep with N5590 -- but N5589 was not picked up on that sweep. JH put it just about as far south of N5590 as N5589 is north, the RA's are identical (to within the errors, of course), and the descriptions are consistent (notice that JH called N5590 "vF" that night). It looks to me like N5588 is the same as N5589.
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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