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Type: open cluster
Mag: B=10.88, V=10.76
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John Herschel recorded it as "F, vS, R; has two of three stars appended." On a second occassion he called it "pB,S, R; has two stars appended forming an arc with the nebula."
Recorded in "Observations of the Southern Nebulae made with the Great Melbourne Telescope".
See the discussion of Lithograph M.3.20 for the details.
Shapley and Lindsay ("A Catalogue of Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud", Irish Astronomical Journal, Vol. 6, 1963) give a diameter of 75'' and remark "irregular, condensed centre, outer resolved."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a cluster+nebulosity in the LMC.
15cm - sm arc of four or five m12+ *s @ 140x w/wk haze. 45" diam. BS, 11Nov1993,LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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