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RA: 19h 01m 12s
Dec: +29° 17′ 0″
Ch: MSA:1174, U2:118, SA:8
Ref: SIMBAD, DAML02
Type: open cluster
Mag: B=8.2, V=?
NGC 6743. JH describes this as "A pL, poor cl of stars forming irreg groups or patches, 11... 12 m; diam = 8'." About an arcminute preceding his position are three pretty bright stars and roughly 30 fainter ones scattered over an area about 8 - 10 arcmin across. This is doubtless the group that JH saw.
As with many of these apparent clusterings, it may not be a real cluster. It will take astrometric and photometric studies to determine whether the stars are neighbors in space.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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