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Type: open cluster
Mag: B=13.71, V=13.17
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John Herschel recorded it as "The first of several nebulae running together and forming a very remarkable group, which fills the field with a faint diffused nebulosity. See figure 8, Plate 4." His second description reads: "A large ill-defined patch at the lower edge of the Nubecula Major, which is pretty definite here, and very bright." The objects involved in this grouping are NGC 1950, 1958, 1959, 1969, 1971 and NGC 1972.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a open cluster in the LMC.
15cm - lg diffuse patch 2' diam w/broad concen. gran texture. br bkgrnd, so
not well sep from fld. BS, 18Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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