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Type: open cluster
Mag: B=12.39, V=12.17
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Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF; the 4th of a group of 7. Plate IV, fig 9." On a second occassion he called it "pF, S, R, gbM, the 5th (4th properly) of a group of six."
The seven objects in this group are NGC 2046, NGC 2047, NGC 2058, NGC 2057, NGC 2059, NGC 2065 and NGC 2066.
Recorded in "Observations of the Southern Nebulae made with the Great Melbourne Telescope".
Shapley and Lindsay ("A Catalogue of Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud", Irish Astronomical Journal, Vol. 6, 1963) give a diameter of 35'' and remark "condensed, unresolved."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a open cluster in the LMC.
15cm - mod f 40" spot w/mod sharp concen to br cen. clumpy texture nr center. m15 * just off N edge. BS, 19Nov1993, LCO.
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