NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 9:44:0.0
Declination: -54:35:0
Constellation: VEL
Visual Magnitude:

Historic Information

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


Summary description: Cl, P, lC
Sub-type: *Grp

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 2995 appears to be a clump of stars roughly 20-25 arcmin across centered about 10 arcmin north of JH's position. His description reads "Cluster VIII class, at least 20 sts 11 m and upwards, and many smaller." This is what we see on the IIIa-J plate, though I doubt that it is a real cluster. That was how I described the "cluster" in 1997. Looking at it again in May of 2014, I see a much smaller clump (8' x 5') centered at much the same place. There are possible extensions north and east to a size of roughly 20' x 20', much the same as I previously saw, but centered at 09 43 50, -54 33.2 (2000). This time around, I am happier with the smaller "cluster", so that is the one that I've put into the table. This clearly needs visual confirmation. JH, by the way, adds "fully [qualified?] to be called a cluster" in his sweep (784 on 5 April 1837). He uses similar phrases now and then for other clusters about which he apparently has some nagging doubt. In this case, the doubt is evident.