NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 9:45:8.9
Visual Magnitude: 12.8
Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1831
Discovery aperture: 18.3
Summary description: F, pL, R, vglbM, st n
NGC 2959. JH says this "is s of a S grp of sts". There are indeed 6 stars
about 8-9 arcmin north.
17.5" (4/4/92): fairly faint, fairly small, round, 1.0' diameter, halo brightens to a small bright core. A mag 14 star is 1.3' W of center. Forms a close pair with NGC 2961 1.5' ENE.