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RA: 22h 01m 5.1s
Dec: +35° 04′ 41″
Ch: MSA:1144, U2:122, SA:9
Ref: Corwin (2004), NGC/IC
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 7186 is an asterism of at least eight stars about three arcmin southwest of WH's single position. Though he describes it as "5 or 6 stars forming a parallelogram with mixed nebulosity, verified 240," there is no nebulosity. Bigourdan and Reinmuth got the correct object.
Synonyms: H III-165
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "5 or 6 stars forming a parallelogram with mixed nebulosity, verified with 240 power."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads 7F* DC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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