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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 4372


Type Globular cluster
Position  12 25.8, -72 40
Constellation Musca
Camera and Telescope STXL16200 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB = 270:120:120:105 all unbinned 
Description This object is a fine example of the uncondensed type of globular cluster and has a concentration class of 12.  It lies at the end of a long dark nebula that has been christened the "dark doodad".  There is much dust in this area and the cluster is somewhat reddened as a consequence. The bright adjacent star is HD 107947 at magnitude 6.8.