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NGC 2029

NGC 2029, Dunlop 240, ESO 86-15, LHA 120-N 59, h 2911, GC 1232

RA: 05h 35m 38s
Dec: −66° 02′ 0″

Con: Dorado
Ch: MSA:484, U2:445, SA:24

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: emission object

Mag: B=?, V=12.29

Size: ?
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Historical observations

Dunlop, James (1827)

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."

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

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."

Published comments

Bailey, S.I. (1908)

"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.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a cluster+nebulosity in the LMC.

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