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RA: 04h 54m 24.75s
Dec: −69° 11′ 3.7″
Ch: MSA:496, U2:444, SA:24
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)
Type: association of stars
Mag: B=12.75, V=12.987
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John Herschel recorded it as "pretty bright, very small, round, No. 4 in a group of four." The four objects are NGC 1737, 1743, 1745 and NGC 1748.
Recorded in "Observations of the Southern Nebulae made with the Great Melbourne Telescope".
See the discussion of Lithograph M.3.22 for the details.
Hinks, A. R. (1911) On the galactic distribution of gaseous nebulae and of star clusters. MNRAS, 71(8), 693-701.
IC 2114 (Harvard List 86) = NGC 1748 pB, vS, R, 4th of 4.
[Harvard list = Stewart, D. (1908) Nebulae discovered at the Harvard College Observatory. Annals of Harvard College Observatory, 60(6), 147-194.]
Notes that this is the same object as IC 2114, which was reported by Flemming of Harvard Observatory as a stellar planetary nebula.
According to Henize, it measures 44 x 37 arcseconds, has a smooth boundary and shows no structure.
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a cluster+nebulosity in the LMC.
Lortet, M.-C. (1986) Nomenclature for objects in the Magellanic clouds. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 64(2), 205-390.
NGC 1748 = IC 2114
IC 2114 15cm - vsm knot w/one m12.5 * on E side. no UHC enhancement. BS, 12Nov1993, LCO.
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