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Type: galaxy, C
Mag: B=16.5, V=15.5
Size: 0.1′ x 0.1′
NGC 5867 is a compact galaxy just a few arcminutes south-southwest of NGC 5866. It was seen twice by LdR, and the sketch on which he shows it is an accurate depiction of the field around NGC 5866. Also, the position that Dreyer gives in the NGC is quite good (though he notes in LdR's monograph that the GC position is somewhat off).
I suspect that the near-stellar appearance of the galaxy has led other modern cataloguers to mistake it for a star.
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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