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RA: 13h 04m 51.74s
Dec: −47° 13′ 9.5″
Ch: MSA:954, U2:402, SA:21
Ref: NGC/IC, Corwin (2004)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 4937 is a small asterism of 6 or 7 stars about 2 arcmin northwest of NGC 4940. Both were found by JH who adds a note to the description of N4937 not copied into GC or NGC: "... a * 7m, just at northern edge of field." The star is there, and JH's relative position of the two -- though not exact -- is nevertheless close enough to insure the identity.
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eeF, S, R, the preceding of two; a star 7th mag just at the northern edge of the field." The other object is NGC 4940.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads CLOSE ** S.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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