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Type: emission object
Mag: B=?, V=12.29
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from Paramatta, New South Wales, and included as No. 240 in his catalogue of 1827. Using a 9-inch f/12 telescope he described it as "a faint round nebula 25 or 30 arcseconds in diameter."
Observed by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "a rich, round, pretty large cluster of stars 12th mag; little compressed; 5' long; one star 11th mag." The final observation was recorded as "pretty bright, round, gradually brighter in the middle, 60 arcseconds; resolved into stars 13..15th mag."
"clsuter; fairly condensed; neb; including NGC 2032 2035; LMC."
Bailey, S.I. (1908) A catalogue of bright stars and nebulae. Ann.Harv.Coll.Obs., 60(8), 199.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a cluster+nebulosity in the LMC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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