NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 13:48:45.6
Declination: -64:41:11
Constellation: CIR
Visual Magnitude: 11.8

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1835
Discovery aperture: 18.3


Summary description: Cl, S, C, iR, st 14
Sub-type: II2p

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5288 18" (7/6/05 - Magellan Observatory, Australia): at 128x this is a faint but fairly distinctive group of nearly two dozen mag 12.5-14 stars elongated SSW-NNE. It stands out well, being detached in the general field and situated just 3' NE of yellow mag 7.9 HD 119941 that highlights this delicate group. At 228x, the cluster is somewhat concentrated with a roundish swarm of ~15 stars in the center and two strings of several stars extending in opposite directions to the SSW and NNE giving an overall size of 4'x2'. A number of mag 11-12 stars pepper the surrounding 29' field at 128x.