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RA: 03h 43m 36.9s
Dec: −35° 51′ 15″
Ch: MSA:400, U2:356, SA:18
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)
Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=12.32, V=?
Size: 2.754′ x 1.548′
On 22 October 1835 Herschel wrote: "globular cluster, very bright, and evidently a globular cluster. Observed past meridian, clouds having prevented its place being secured at the time of transit." Then, on 9 January 1836 he wrote: "bright, pretty much elongated, pretty gradually brighter to the middle. The place is taken from Mr Dunlop's Catalogue, but I have reason to believe this RA too great and the NPD also materially in error - perhaps 126 35' [Dunlop had 126 45'] would be preferable. It was found by sweeping past the meridian."
Hinks, A. R. (1911) On the galactic distribution of gaseous nebulae and of star clusters. MNRAS, 71(8), 693-701.
List 6: "NGC numbers of clusters classed as globular, not in Bailey's catalogue"
Bailey, S.I. A catalogue of bright clusters and nebulae. Ann.Harv.Coll.Obs., 60(8), 199.
Nothing here. NGC 1427 answers fairly well to the descrioption and there are several other similar objects not far away."
Knox Shaw, H. (1915) Note on the nebulae and star clusters shown on the Franklin-Adams plates. M.N.R.A.S., 76(2), 105-107.
Comments on papers by Harding (MNRAS, 74(8)), and Melotte (MemRAS 60(5)) describing objects foundon the Franklin-Adams plates; compares with plates taken with the Reynolds reflector (Helwan Obs Bull. 9-15):
Amongst the objects classed as globular clusters in the NGC, and not identified by Mr Melotte, NGC 1436 does not exist.
Doig, P. (1925) Notes on the nebulae and clusters in Webb's 'Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes' (Sixth edition, Vol.ii). Part V. M.N.R.A.S., 36(3), 89.
Charlier, C V L (1931) "Stellar clusters and related celestial phaenomena", Lund Annals 2, 14, No. 19. Charlier examined prints from the Franklink-Adams atlas; "Table 6 gives a list of those objects in Bailey's catalogue for which the globular character is uncertain or not probable..."
NGC 1436 Remarks: "not found by Bailey."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NF DC.
Paturel, G., Petit, C., Kogoshvili, N. et al. (1991) An extragalactic data base. IV. Errors and misprints in catalogues of galaxies. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 91(3), 371.
NGC 1436 = NGC 1437
NGC 1436 = ESO 358-58
The NGC 2000 calls it a galaxy, giving the position for 2000.0 asRA 3h 43m 35s Dec -35 50', but gives no other information, such as size or magnitude. The RNGC marks it as nonexistant, saying that Carlsen (1940) could not find it. It is not shown on the Uranometria 2000.0 charts.
Observing site: Fall Star Party
[3h 43m 36s, -35° 52' 0"] A very faint smudge, barely visible, even in tonight's clear skies. AKA 1436. An NGC error.
Observing site: Fall Star Party
[3h 43m 36s, -35° 51' 0"] A faint smudge. B:SBa.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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