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Type: open cluster
Mag: B=12.508, V=12.469
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John Herschel recorded it as "B, E, 30 arcseconds, has a double star in the centre." On a second occassion he called it "B, S, R, gbM, 15 arcseconds."
Recorded in "Observations of the Southern Nebulae made with the Great Melbourne Telescope".
See the discussion of Lithograph M.3.27 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 80'' and remark "irregular, partly condensed."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a open cluster in the LMC.
15cm - fairly br cl 1' diam @ 195x. core is elong clump of *s aligned E-W. rel f halo, mod sharp concen twd cen. BS, 12Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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