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RA: 21h 15m 8s
Dec: +36° 10′ 30″
Ch: MSA:1146, U2:121, SA:9
Ref: NGC/IC, Corwin (2004)
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 5′ x 2′
NGC 7050 is another of RNGC's "nonexistent" clusters. However, close to JH's position, there is a group of about 15 12th to 15th magnitude stars scattered over an area about 5 arcmin by 2 arcmin. Even though JH left no description for his cluster, the group stands out from the field well enough that it is almost certainly the sparce swarm of stars that he saw.
The SAC database comments: "HURST:10in, poor group, 2 small asterisms scattered"
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NOCL S.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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