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RA: 15h 34m 56.44s
Dec: +04° 57′ 31.6″
Ch: MSA:740, U2:244, SA:15
Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=15.5, V=?
Size: 0.549′ x 0.416′
NGC 5952 is not IC 1126 (which is a star; see its note for more). Bigourdan observed both objects the same night (12 April 1886) and measured both with respect to the same star. Though his position (from a single measurement) for NGC 5952 is about 20 arcsec south of the galaxy, the object is so faint that I'm surprised he saw it. After all, Marth, using a 48-inch reflector when he found the galaxy, described it as "eF, vS, alm stell." Bigourdan, trying to dig it out with a 12-inch was doing well to even detect it, let alone measure it.
It is vaguely possible that this galaxy is also IC 4552 (which see), but that is very unlikely.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads STELLAR.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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