NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 4:48:27.0
Declination: +10:55:48
Constellation: ORI
Visual Magnitude: 6.4

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1784
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: Cl of L ___DREYER___ S sc st
Sub-type: I2p

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 1662 17.5" (12/9/01): striking group of ~40 stars within 15' including a number of mag 9 stars. Many of the brighter stars are arranged in a "boat" shape with the bottom of the boat consisting of a string oriented NW-SE. In the middle is a mast, perpendicular to the longer stream of stars. The "mast" primarily consists of a bright quadruple (one with a fainter companion) of mag 8-10 stars (h684) with sides less than 1'. This group may be a scattered group of bright stars.