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NGC 1059 (1,914 of 18,816)


oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 1059

NGC 1059, h 259, GC 593

RA: 02h 42m 35.6s
Dec: +17° 59′ 48″

Con: Aries
Ch: MSA:190, U2:130, SA:10


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Type: stars (two)

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

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.

Historical observations

Burnham, S.W. (1894)

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.

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads ** DC.

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