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Streicher J1734.6-4835 (14,545 of 18,816)


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Streicher 15

Streicher J1734.6-4835, DSH J1734.6-4835, Streicher 15

RA: 17h 34m 38s
Dec: −48° 35′ 0″

Con: Ara
Ch: MSA:1479, U2:408, SA:22

Ref: Streicher, DSH

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Type: asterism

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: 17′
PA: ?

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Magda Streicher

2003 Jul

Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).

12-inch f/10 SCT, 16-inch f/10 SCT (95x, 102x, 218x)

This was the first object that I have looked at, when I started searching out asterisms. Eight stars, with an average brightness of approximately 7 to 8 magnitude. Unique and outstanding against a relatively faint star-field filled with stars of approximately 11 magnitude and fainter. The brightest star 6.3 appears light yellow and visible to the north of the string that "crinkles" southeast. The faintest star 9.5 is towards the middle section. A visual double, ending off this string to the south. Star strings may resemble different shapes and this grouping that is approximately 11 arc minutes resembles a swallow diving in flight. Comment: Guide search then visually; sketch done. Magnitude estimate: 5.0. Size estimate: 17.0 arcmin.

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