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RA: 13h 44m 44.2s
Dec: −62° 54′ 57″
Ch: MSA:986, U2:451, SA:25
Type: open cluster
Mag: B=?, V=?
Discovered by John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as a "cluster class VII. Poor, large, loose irregular figure; fills field; stars 12th mag." On a second occasion he recorded a "fine rich milky way group, or rather outlying cluster of a much finer cluster following it."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NOCL) S.
NGC 5269 (13h 44m 44s, -62 54)
Doubtful Objects Report 4.
Location: Campsite South 23 16 - East 29 26
Telescope: Meade 8" 26mm eyepiece
Extremely bright, elongated grouping of six stars form an interesting human lip configuration from south east to north west. The upper lip portion of the lip towards the north east. Amazing!
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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