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RA: 14h 25m 36s
Dec: −54° 48′ 0″
Ch: MSA:970, U2:430, SA:25
Ref: SIMBAD, DAML02, Archinal&Hynes (2003)
Type: open cluster, 32p
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 "a poor, coarse cluster, which is the most condensed part of a rich region of stars 10th mag. Place of a double star in the following part."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a open cluster.
16-inch f/10 SCT (127x, 290x, 463x)
Around a dozen stars which is more or less 5' in an uneven EW direction. There could be double stars in this loose grouping. Around 13' to the south a lovely yellow 6.8 star can be seen.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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