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RA: 00h 32m 56.26s
Dec: −73° 06′ 56.6″
Ch: MSA:502, U2:460, SA:24
Type: open cluster
Mag: B=13.05, V=12.26
John Herschel recorded it as "vF, L, R, vglbM, 2'."
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 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 by Jim Lucyk: Sky&Tel. 8/83 p110.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag globular cluster in the SMC.
Lindsay, E. M. (1956) Clusters in the Small Magellanic Cloud. Irish Astronomical Journal, Vol. 4. [1956IrAJ....4...65L]
Classifies it as a globular cluster.
15cm - fairly f @ 80x. 140x: 40" diam w/wk broad concen. BS, 9Nov1993, LCO.
1994-12-04, Die Boord, 6-inch f/8.6 Newtonian. Not found using powers up to 108x.
11x80: 1997-10-09, 02:30, Jonkershoek, seeing 3, transparency 3, darkness 3 "Not found."
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