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RA: 04h 02m 53s
Dec: −44° 26′ 38″
Ch: MSA:420, U2:391, SA:19
Ref: [1755MmARS..??..194L ]
Mag: B=?, V=8
Lacaille's description reads: "A compressed heap of about 12 faint stars of 8th magnitude." The object's position is 04h 02m 53s,–44° 26' 38" (J2000.0).
This lies near the centre of a large (40') field of 9 stars brighter than V=9.0. At the approximate centre lies HD 25740 SAO216616 (V=8.12, 04:02:58.4. -44:23:32). In the diagram below, the circle has a diameter of 40', the square indicates Lacaille's position, and north is up and east to the left.
Glen Cozens lists Lacaille II.1 as an asterism, and notes that there is a remark about it in James Dunlop's records (microfiche #854).
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