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Type: galaxy, S0?
Mag: B=14.9, V=14
Size: 1.2′ x 0.9′
NGC 5826 is almost certainly identical to NGC 5870, in spite of the large difference in RA (7.0 minutes of time). In addition to the NGC description, Swift's original description in his first list adds these comments: "Star near; [GC] 4058 [= NGC 5866] in field." These additional notes make it pretty certain that Swift was looking at NGC 5870 (which he rediscovered two nights later). In particular, NGC 5866 is too far from his nominal position for N5826 to be in even his 32 arcmin field. N5870 is close enough, though, and it has the star nearby.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NF S.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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