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NGC 6550 = NGC 6549 is not NGC 6548 as we have long supposed. Thanks to Malcolm Thomson and Steve Gottlieb for first directing my attention to this puzzling triplet of numbers, and to Christopher Watson for questioning the inconsistency in my earlier "untangling" of the problem. See NGC 6548 for the full story.
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads =6548 DC.
Thomson, M.J. (1991) Three cases of identity errors of NGC galaxies as published in major astronomical catalogues. Q.J.R.A.S., 32, 17-24.
UGC: no pa.
POSS: core elong SE-NW. -49 is SW (NGC # mix-up. tiny triangle of m14.5-15
*s there is prob what was seen in 15cm obs.
15cm - mod f, oval w/tapered tips. core more rectangular and much brtr, has
*ings sup. NE is vsm hisfcbr spot @ 140x. BS, 27Jun1989, Anderson Mesa.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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