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Catalogue and alternative designations VdBHa-176, ESO 224-8


Type Globular cluster 
Position 15 39 07, -50 03 02
Constellation Norma
Camera and Telescope STLXL6303E and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 150:60:60:60 all unbinned
Description VdbHa-176 (sometimes called BH176) is a faint and obscure globular cluster in Norma once thought to be an open cluster. Being large and diffuse it is hard to pick out from the stellar background making it a very difficult object visually. Successful observations with large Dobsonians have been reported. The extinction in this region is about 2 magnitudes and the cluster stars are reddened as a consequence.