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RA: 23h 10m 19.7s
Dec: −21° 44′ 13″
Ch: MSA:1377, U2:348, SA:23
Ref: Corwin (2004)
Type: stars (three)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 7502 is a triple star (at first glance a double) 32 seconds of time west, and 1 arcmin north of the nominal position from a single observation by Frank Muller with the 26-inch refractor at Leander-McCormick. The combined magnitude of the stars, their separation, and their position angle all agree with Muller's estimates (15.8, 0.3 arcmin, and 290 degrees). In addition, he notes the possibility that the object is only a double star. The southeastern "star" is itself double which undoubtedly added to the impression of nebulosity.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads FDB* S.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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