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NGC 7708

NGC 7708, VIII 62, h 2255, GC 4990

RA: 23h 35m 1.4s
Dec: +72° 50′ 0″

Con: Cepheus
Ch: MSA:1047, U2:3, SA:3

Ref: NGC/IC, DAML02, Archinal&Hynes (2003)

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Type: asterism?

Mag: B=?, V=7.3

Size: 15′
PA: ?

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 7708. This is probably just a random group of stars. The NGC position, from JH, is for SAO 10791, the 8th magnitude star mentioned in the NGC description. The other fainter stars seem to be scattered more to the north, and the extent of the "cluster" is indefinite on the POSS1. Perhaps it would appear better at the eyepiece.

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William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H VIII-062

Discovered in 1787 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "a cluster of coarsely scattered large stars, not rich but the stars are brilliant. One 7th mag."

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SAC database

The SAC database comments: "LING: 12in, coarse cluster bright stars, one 7m"

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NOCL S.

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