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Streicher 21

Streicher J0851.0-8009, DSH J0851.0-8009, Streicher 21

RA: 08h 51m 0s
Dec: −80° 09′ 30″

Con: Chamaeleon
Ch: MSA:1026, U2:464, SA:25

Ref: Streicher, DSH

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Type: asterism

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: 22′
PA: ?

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Magda Streicher

2004 Mar

Polokwane (23.90S, 29.47E, 1310m).

16-inch f/10 SCT (127x)

Nine stars in a well formed line from N to S that stands out beautifully against the background star-field. The string resembles an insect complete with a tail between 9 and 11 magnitude. Three stars to the north form the head, three the body and a dainty joint that resembles the tail end. It looks a lot like a lizard, or an arrow form. It could be larger now that I look at it again. It is still a very unique form the sketch shown it well. Comment: Uranometria search then visually; sketch done. Magnitude estimate: 11.0. Size estimate: 22.0 arcmin.

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