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RA: 00h 35m 58.68s
Dec: −73° 09′ 56.5″
Ch: MSA:502, U2:460, SA:24
Type: open cluster
Mag: B=13.06, V=13.01
John Herschel recorded it as "eF, R, near a star 8th mag (At the beginning of the Nubecula Minor)." On a second occassion he called it "eF, S, lE, resolvable."
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 blue cluster, noting the absence of nebulosity and the presence of bright blue giant stars. He notes that it is concentrated towards the centre, has two stars superimposed, and exhibits emission nebulosity.
Lindsay ("Clusters in the Small Magellanic Cloud", Irish Astronomical Journal, Vol. 4, 1956) classifies it as an open cluster.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag open cluster in the SMC.
15cm - mod f @ 80x w/a few *s res. 140x: elong N-S w/m14.0 * on N end and m14.5 * on S end, a few more at threshold btwn. 1' diam. 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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