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Cl Trumpler 14

Cl Trumpler 14, C 1041-593, Cl VDBH 102, COCD 263, Cl Collinder 230

RA: 10h 43m 54s
Dec: −59° 33′ 0″

Con: Carina
Ch: MSA:992, U2:427, SA:25

Ref: SIMBAD, Collinder (1931), DAML02

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Type: open cluster

Mag: B=5.7, V=5.5

Size: 5′
PA: ?

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Trumpler

Trumpler (Lick Obs Bul, Vol 14, No. 420) gives the diameter as 4' and the class as 1 3 mN. He notes: "Observed by Gould (Cordoba Photogr. Plate 20) and shown in Harvard Annals 26, plate 8, fig. 2. On a plate taken with the 37-inch reflector of the Chile Station by H D Curtis this appears as a typical open cluster of bright and faint stars, medium rich, with strong central condensation, slightly unsymmetrical."

Hogg, A. R. (1965)

"Cat. of Open Cl. south of -45° Decl.", Mem. 17 Mnt Stromlo Obs.

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Brian Skiff

QBS: cen * = HD 93129AB, combined V=7.0. pair 2'.2 SE: combined V=7.8.

15cm - vsim to Tr 15. lies 13' NW of eta Carinae, perfectly w/in br arm of neb extending NW from eta Car. 2' diam, centered on m8.5 * that is nice un= pair. well concen. counting *s difficult due to br bkgrnd, but 195x shows about 30 *s. another rel close br pair is 3' SE. BS, 22Feb1990, LCO.

- [a check w/mag sequence in fld] the cen * is m7, not 8.5, though the published mag is for the combined light of the close pair involving an O3 supergiant. BS, 23Feb1990, LCO.

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Magda Streicher

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

12-inch f/10 SCT (76x, 218x)

This faint lace clusters is but very special. Embedded into the hazy flimsy arms of the E Carinae nebula it show a curly strings intervene with one another, opens to the south. More or less 4-5' in size.

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