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RA: 05h 26m 34.11s
Dec: −69° 50′ 26.7″
Ch: MSA:496, U2:445, SA:24
Type: open cluster
Mag: B=12.66, V=12.46
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John Herschel recorded it as "the fourth of several running together. Faint, small, attached to a larger (the 5th)." The objects involved in this grouping are NGC 1950, 1958, 1959, 1969, 1971 and NGC 1972.
Recorded in "Observations of the Southern Nebulae made with the Great Melbourne Telescope".
See the discussion of Lithograph M.3.29 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 50'' and remark "unresolved."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a open cluster in the LMC.
15cm - pretty f, in trio w/-71, -72. much the fntst of the three. sev vf *s res. BS, 18Nov1993, LCO.
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