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Type: open cluster
Mag: B=12.55, V=12.17
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John Herschel recorded it as "faint, very large, very gradually brighter in the middle; the third of several whose borders join, forming the group in fig. 7 Plate IV." The objects involved in this grouping are NGC 1950, 1958, 1959, 1969, 1971 and NGC 1972.
Shapley and Lindsay ("A Catalogue of Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud", Irish Astronomical Journal, Vol. 6, 1963) give a diameter of 30'' and remark "unresolved."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a open cluster in the LMC.
15cm - sim -50 as diffuse spot 1'.2 diam w/br bkgrnd; not well sep from fld.
BS, 18Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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