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Type: stars (two)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 5884 is a double star. This is one of the "nebulae" found by J. G. Lohse, communicated directly to Dreyer. Like several others in the list, it turns out to be only a double star. Lohse's position and description is good, however, and clearly identifies the object.
Observed by J G Lohse, he described this object as "faint, bi-nuclear, position angle 170° and distance 7 seconds, approximately." Bigourdan noticed no nebulosity, instead only two faint stars were seen.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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