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NGC 267

NGC 267, ESO 29-15, LHA 115-N 22, h 2352, GC 150

RA: 00h 48m 3s
Dec: −73° 16′ 24″

Con: Tucana
Ch: MSA:501, U2:460, SA:24

Ref: SIMBAD, Skiff20080430-s

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Type: bright nebula (HII region)

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

Historical observations

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "a faint, pretty large, cluster of very small stars. It is the preceding knot (or centre of condensation) of the resolvable portion of the Nubecula Minor which fills the subsequent field and consists of irregularly scattered clusterd stars 12..20th mag."

Published comments

Henize (1956)

Henize (Catalogues of Hydrogen Alpha Emission Stars and Nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds, Astrophysical Journal Supplement 2, 1956, p315) notes that his nebula LH N 115-22 which is "Nail 28, contains the cluster NGC 267." His nebula measures 2.5' x 2', appears round with slightly irregular boudaries and shows some structural detail.

11x80: 1997-10-09, 02:30, Jonkershoek, seeing 3, transparency 3, darkness 3 "Not found."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

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

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Brian Skiff

15cm - neb f @ 80x w/o filts, but good UHC enhancement. 2'.5 diam, circ,

unconcen. seems to be a sl clustering of *s, but hardly noticeable.

BS, 9Nov1993, LCO.

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