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NGC 1841 (3,119 of 18,816)


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NGC 1841

NGC 1841, C 0444+840, ESO 4-15, GCl 8, h 2788, GC 1052

RA: 04h 45m 23s
Dec: −83° 59′ 48″

Con: Mensa
Ch: MSA:512, U2:462, SA:24


(reference key)

Type: globular cluster

Mag: B=12.23, V=11.43

Size: 2.4′
PA: ?

Historical observations

John Herschel

John Herschel recorded it as "pF, L, irregularly round, vgbM, resolvable, 3' diameter."

Published comments

Shapley, H. & Paraskevopoulos, J.S. (1940)

Shapley, H. & Paraskevopoulos, J.S. (1940) Southern clusters and galaxies. Harvard Obs. Bull., No.914, 6-8.

Van den Bergh & Hagen (1968)

"UBV photometry of star clusters in the Magellanic Clouds" (1968, AJ, 73) find that this is an old cluster with B-V = 1.7.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag globular cluster.

Modern observations

ASV Journal (1971)

ASVJ, Vol 24, No 3, June 1971: "requires larger telescope."

Brian Skiff

QBS: pa SE-NW, 15cm size okay. nr gx I2051 is SAB(r)c II [BS].

MNRAS 134,59 and PASP 88,393 have no pe seq, but photo shows prominent * in SSE side.

Alvarado et al. 1995, AJ 110,646: * S edge V ~15.3.

15cm - vis @ 30x as f losfcbr patch. 140x: oval 2'.5x2' elong SE-NW. border seems irreg outlined. m14.5-15 * on S edge. BS, 17Feb1990, LCO.

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