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Type: galaxy, E
Mag: B=15.8, V=14.8
Size: 0.4′ x 0.3′
NGC 5699 = NGC 5706 and NGC 5703 = NGC 5709. Dreyer notes that a mistake in CH's reduction of her brother's observations placed III 127 and III 128 one degree too far south. JH did not catch the mistake for the GC, nor did Dreyer while preparing the NGC -- but he did notice it while working on his 1912 edition of WH's complete papers. Since he notes that Auwers has the correctly reduced positions, I suspect the discrepancy came to light when Dreyer was comparing CH's list to Auwers's.
Once the correction is made, WH's positions are very close to two nebulae found by Stephan, NGC 5706 and NGC 5709. Stephan's micrometrically measured positions are excellent.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads =5706 DC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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