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RA: 20h 18m 3.6s
Dec: +30° 38′ 23″
Ch: MSA:1171, U2:119, SA:9
Ref: NGC/IC, Corwin (2004)
Type: stars (two)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 6896. There is only a double star at d'A's position. He has three accordant observations, and I do not see any mistake in the transcription into GC and NGC. However, d'A does talk about an RA error in his first observation. Apparently, his second and third observations a few night later revealed that error, but he gives no numbers that might suggest another position on the sky for his "cluster." With nothing else to go on, I'm left with only the double as a possibility for his object.
Recorded by d'Arrest as "cluster (+neb?), S, stars vS."
The SAC database comments: "HURST: 10in, 2 slight condensations in rich field"
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NF DC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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