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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 9:41:34.7
Declination: -30:2:53
Constellation: ANT
Visual Magnitude:

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1837
Discovery aperture: 18.3


Summary description: eF, pS, * 8 f
Sub-type: *3

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 2973 is perhaps the triple star just following JH's position. If it is indeed the correct object, JH's note "a B * 8 m follows" is somewhat misleading since the star is clearly south-following. That raises the possibility that the double star also listed in the table is JH's object. However, JH describes his object as "eF, 40 arcsec." The triple is closer to that size than the double. So, both asterisms are candidates. For the present, I favor the triple -- but not by much. I also note that the two eastern stars of the triple have close companion stars. So, the triple is actually a quintuple, or as I've simply written over the years, an "asterism".