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Type: stars (two)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 6406 is a double star at Bigourdan's place. He has four micrometric observations of it, so there is no doubt about the identification. He notes a nearby star of magnitude 12.2 at PA = 265 degrees, distance = 1.2 arcmin. The position angle is actually about 95 degrees. I suspect that Bigourdan's value ought to read 85 degrees.
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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