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Type: open cluster
Mag: B=12.95, V=12.62
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John Herschel recorded it as "the 6th of several running together. This also is a double nebula, having a very small one attached N.p." 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 15'' and remark "round, condensed, unresolved."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a open cluster in the LMC.
15cm - fairly f, in trio w/-69, -71. 10" diam w/sharp concen. unres.
modhisfcbr. BS, 18Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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