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NGC 6952 = NGC 6951. Credited to Coggia, N6952 is clearly N6951 with a 20 arcmin error in its declination. The description is exactly right, and the note of a 15th magnitude star close following is also correct.
Denning was apparently the first to notice the identity, but the note in IC1 gives the impression that it is the position for N6951 that is wrong. Dreyer corrects this in the IC2 Notes, but does not give a source. I suspect it is Herbert Howe's micrometric position that Dreyer is indirectly citing.
I've not yet traced Coggia. Dreyer gives no clues in the introduction to the NGC, nor do I recall running across Coggia's name before. Any information would be welcomed.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads =6951)) DC.
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