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RA: 14h 00m 6s
Dec: −70° 23′ 0″
Ch: MSA:1011, U2:452, SA:25
Ref: SIMBAD, DAML02
Type: open cluster
Mag: B=?, V=?
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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 "Cluster VIII class, vL, loose; straggling; stars L&S; fills field. The star taken is a double one." On a second occassion he called it "Cluster class VIII; irregular figure; 8' diameter, consists of about a dozen stars 11th mag, and a great many 12, 13, 14th mag."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NOCL) S.
1994-02-13 02:00 Die Boord, 11x80's tripd-mounted. Near the border with Circinus, Apus and Musca lies this irregular clumping of 9th mag stars, mottled in appearance. It forms an irregular V-shaped grouping, 12' across, which is quite distinctly seen as a hazy patch when sweeping.
NGC 5359 (13h 59m 45s, -70 24.5)
Doubtful Objects Report 4.
Location: Campsite South 23 16 - East 29 26
Telescope: Meade 8" 26mm eyepiece
Large, asterism, approximately 20 stars, resembles Scorpius with the head of the arachnid towards the south west and tail north eastwards. Approximately 6 arc minutes in size. Slightly to the west of the asterism head a few stars play the game in doubles.
Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).
12-inch f/10 SCT (76x, 218x)
Lovely string of stars N to S consist of about 22 stars in a round about snake formation. It is about 8' in length. They vary between 10-11 Magnitude stars.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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