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RA: 18h 10m 6s
Dec: −23° 39′ 0″
Ch: MSA:1392, U2:339, SA:22
Ref: SIMBAD, VII/220A
Type: dark nebula
Barnard (Astrophysical Journal, January 1919) writes in his 'Notes on the Catalogue' that "This is a round, sharply defined, dark bay in the east side of a very diffused nebulosity which extends east from M 8. Photographs on July 26 and 27, 1905, show the planet Uranus in this bay. It was nearly central in the bay on July 27."
Note (supplied by Bill Gray, Project Pluto): Diam. 5'; edge of diffused nebulosity
Location: Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Assegaaibosch Station
Date: 1998 July 31 / August 01, 01:00-02:40 SAST
11x80 tripod-mounted binoculars (9.5 mag stars at times not easy)
Sky conditions: Mediocre (transp. low, seeing average, dew) The skies are showing the effects of the combination of pollution (mainly from a nearby wood-processing plant) and a stable inversion layer, turning daytime skies grey-blue, and night skies ashen.
Notes: Not found.
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