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NGC 152

NGC 152, Cl Kron 10, Cl Lindsay 15, ESO 28-24, h 2331, GC 75

RA: 00h 32m 56.26s
Dec: −73° 06′ 56.6″

Con: Tucana
Ch: MSA:502, U2:460, SA:24

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: open cluster

Mag: B=13.05, V=12.26

Size: ?
PA: ?

Historical observations

John Herschel

John Herschel recorded it as "vF, L, R, vglbM, 2'."

Published comments

Kron (1956)

Kron, G. E. (1956) Star Clusters in the Small Magellanic Cloud: I. Identification of 69 Clusters. PASP, Vol. 68. [1956PASP...68..125K]

Describes it as a red cluster, noting the absence of nebulosity and the absence of bright blue stars. He notes that it is probably a globular cluster.

Van den Bergh & Hagen (1968)

Van den Bergh and Hagen ("UBV photometry of star clusters in the Magellanic Clouds", Astronomical Journal, Vol. 73, 1968) find that the integrated V magnitude through a 60'' diaphragm is 13.1. They note that the surface brightness is low.

Photo index

Photo index by Jim Lucyk: Sky&Tel. 8/83 p110.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag globular cluster in the SMC.

Lindsay, E.M. (1956)

Lindsay, E. M. (1956) Clusters in the Small Magellanic Cloud. Irish Astronomical Journal, Vol. 4. [1956IrAJ....4...65L]

Classifies it as a globular cluster.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

15cm - fairly f @ 80x. 140x: 40" diam w/wk broad concen. BS, 9Nov1993, LCO.

Contemporary observations

Auke Slotegraaf

1994 December 04

1994-12-04, Die Boord, 6-inch f/8.6 Newtonian. Not found using powers up to 108x.

1997 October 09

11x80: 1997-10-09, 02:30, Jonkershoek, seeing 3, transparency 3, darkness 3 "Not found."

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