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NGC 1916

NGC 1916 (also ESO 56-SC98) is a magnitude +10.4 globular star cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud located in the constellation Dorado.  

The cluster was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop using a homemade 9-foot 22.86 cm (9 inch) f/12 speculum Newtonian reflector at Paramatta, New South Wales, Australia, on the 3rd August 1826.

The cluster was rediscovered by British astronomer John Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculum reflecting telescope at Feldhausen, Claremont, Cape Town on the 3rd November 1834. 

Right Ascension 05h 18m 36.5s, Declination -69° 24' 25"

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