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RA: 14h 00m 36s
Dec: −59° 34′ 0″
Ch: MSA:986, U2:430, SA:25
Ref: SIMBAD, DAML02, Archinal&Hynes (2003)
Type: open cluster, 22m
Mag: B=?, V=?
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "Cluster VI; F, rich, highly compressed; consists of pL and eS stars; fig oblong; 10' long, 7' broad; place that of chief star 9th mag." On a second occassion he called it "Cluster VIII class; 8' long, 5' broad; stars 12th and 13th mag. (NB -- it is evident that in this obs. probably from defective weather, the eS stars of this cluster were not seen.)"
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a open cluster. Their coded description reads DOUBTFUL R.
15cm - mod f mod rich cl of rel f *s. 140x: 10' diam, 30 *s m12+. mod concen.
BS, 24Feb1990, LCO.
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