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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 9:40:11.5
Visual Magnitude: 9.9
Year of discovery: 1826
Discovery aperture: 9.0
Summary description: Cl, S, lRi, pC, st 13
NGC 2972 = NGC 2999, which see.
24" (4/11/08 - Magellan Observatory, Australia): at 200x, three dozen stars are resolved in a 4' group. Most of the stars are arranged in two intersecting rows forming an "X" shape. One part of the "X" is a 2' E-W string through the center of the group. A few brighter stars are south of this string and these form another string that intersects and continues to the NW. Also a 15" pair is less than 2' N of the E-W string. Located about 2.5' W of a brighter mag 9.4 star.