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RA: 07h 17m 6s
Dec: −13° 58′ 24″
Con: Canis Major
Ch: MSA:297, U2:274, SA:12
Ref: SIMBAD, DAML02, Archinal&Hynes (2003)
Type: open cluster, 23m
Mag: B=8.66, V=8.2
In a 10-inch f/5 at 120x shows this obscure little cluster, consisting of a single 8-9th mag star surrounded by a glow from fainter stars, of which about 10 can be seen; these are roughly of 11th magnitude. It is a small, compact grouping but very few stars are visible.
12-inch f/10 SCT (76x, 218x, 346x)
A small stringy grouping is situated between two 7-magnitude stars. Very much a string curl around the stars.
Location:Blesfontein Guest Farm,Sutherland.
Sky Conditions:The most crystal clear sky possible.Dark moon and stars magnitude 6 and fainter are visible with the naked eye.Excellent clean sky,limited star flickering and brilliant objects.
This open cluster has an irregular appearance of 8.5 to 9.5 magnitude stars that is scattered with an 8.5 magnitude star in the center.In this cluster most of the stars are nearly the same brightness as each other.The stars in this cluster are well detached and that they are concentrated towards each other.This open cluster measures 10.1'x 7.7'.Chart No,96,NSOG Vol.1.
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