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Type: stars (two)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 1059 may be the double star about an arcmin east of JH's position. He recorded the object only once, and then described it as "eF; hardly sure." Dreyer noted that this object was found neither by d'Arrest nor by Burnham. The suggestion that N1059 is the double comes from Reinmuth.
Publ. Lick Obs., vol 2, 168-181. "Observations of Nebulae with the 36-inch Refractor of the Lick Observatory".
I examined this region very carefully and am satisfied that there is nothing in the catalgoue place. About 1m p. this place and 12' s. I found a very faint nebula [IC 248]; this would be estimated as perhaps 14 mag. It is abou 30'' or 40'' in diameter, with a gradual brightening toward the middle. It is impossible to say with certainty whether this is the Herschel object, but it is improbable from the description. It is not otherwise in the General Catalogue. .... There is a small star near the catalgoue place of Herschel's nebula, which is a new double star. I did not measure it but estiamted PA 160deg, sep 1 arcsec, mags 9.5 & 10.5.
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads ** DC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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