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Lacaille III.14

Lacaille III.14, Dunlop 329

RA: 21h 31m 27s
Dec: −56° 55′ 25″

Con: Indus
Ch: MSA:1487, U2:438, SA:26

Ref: [1755MmARS..??..194L ], Cozens (2008)

(reference key)

Type: asterism

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

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Lacaille (1755)

Lacaille recorded "Two faint stars surrounded by nebulosity", at 21h 31m 27s, 56 55' 25" (J2000.0).

The diagram below shows the area around his position (indicated by the square). The three stars near his position fit into a 6' circle; the brightest is HD 204477 = SAO 247056 (V=8.2, 21:31:00.4, -56:53:05).

 

James Dunlop (1826)

Dunlops #329 is recorded as "(47 Indi, Bode). This is described as two small stars in nebula. I can find no nebula in this place; but there are three small stars forming an obtuse triangle, which answers to the place of 47 Indi. There is also an angular line of very minute stars, about 1' in length, following about 2' or 3' in time, and 30' south, which would have a nebulous appearance through a small telescope." He recorded it four times.

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Cozens (2008)

Glen Cozens lists Lacaille II.9 as a 4.4' "asterism of 3 stars".

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