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M73

NGC 6994

GenitiveAquarii
AbbreviationAqr
Right Ascension20h 59m 50s
Declination-12° 33' 56"
Brightest StarTYC 5778-0802-1
Optimum VisibilityAugust
NotesThis group of four stars was originally taken by Messier to be an open cluster, perhaps with associated nebulosity, and so he placed it in his catalogue as the star cluster M73. These stars are now known to be unrelated to one another, and so M73 is more properly classified as an extremely small and faint asterism.

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