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RA: 06h 25m 25s
Dec: +19° 46′ 0″
Ch: MSA:179, U2:137, SA:5
Ref: SIMBAD, DAML02, Archinal&Hynes (2003)
Type: open cluster
Mag: B=8.08, V=7.9
This cluster was first recorded by Moffat and Vogt.
Moffat, AFJ & Vogt. N. (1975) "Southern Open Star Clusters IV. UBV-H-beta Photometry of 26 Clusters from Monoceros to Vela." Astron.Astrophys.Suppl., 20, 85-124. [image, table]
"This region from the SLS (Southern Luminous Star, 1971) catalogue consists of a group of 9 OB stars which appear to stand out from their surroundings. ... d = 4.06 kpc."
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 clusters stars is arranged in a very dim glow of light where the stars in this cluster are well detached and that most of the stars in this open cluster are strongly concentrated towards each other.However most of the stars in this open cluster are nearly the same brightness as each other.This open cluster measures 8.2'x 5.8'.Chart No.208,NSOG Vol.1.
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