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ESO 175-6

ESO 175-6

RA: 14h 18m 32s
Dec: −56° 55′ 6″

Con: Centaurus
Ch: MSA:970, U2:430, SA:25

Ref: DAML02, Archinal&Hynes (2003)

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Type: open cluster, 32

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: 18′
PA: ?

Contemporary observations

Auke Slotegraaf

2017 June 03

I was browsing the ESO/SRC J film atlas and noticed two bright stars near the corner of Sheet #175. Immediately my attention was drawn to a very obvious scattered cluster between the stars.

A somewhat richer, similar-looking clustering, was noticed further east.

Subsequently I identified the two stars as HD 125288 (4.3V) and HD 124367 (5.0V). The grouping in-between in ESO 175-6, and the eastward cluster is NGC 5662.

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