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RA: 00h 43m 32.74s
Dec: −73° 26′ 25.4″
Ch: MSA:502, U2:460, SA:24
Type: open cluster
Mag: B=?, V=?
This object was recorded by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He described it as "a vF, R, nebula or group (We are now fairly in the Nubecula Minor, and the field begins to be full of a faint perfectly irresolvable nebulous light.)"
NGC 241 is a re-observation of NGC 242, according to the ESO/Uppsala Survey of the ESO(B) Atlas.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads =242 LINDSAY.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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