IC 2488
DSS image of IC 2488
Overlaid DSS image of IC 2488, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 2488
Lac III.4 , Mel 97, Cr 208, Lund 507, ESO 166-SC014, OCL-789

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  7.4
Size  18'
Right Ascension  9h 27' 38.2"  (2000)
Declination  57° 0' 25" S
Constellation  Vela
Description  about 50 stars mags 11....
Classification  II 2 m
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jan 31, 2011    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 60x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 6.5 Moon: 0%

Large, coarse group of a few dozen stars arranged in two swaths about 10' across

Harold Corwin

IC 2488 = Lacialle III-4. See the entries in the "notngc" files for the short story on this. Briefly, John Herschel did not see the cluster, so it is included in neither GC nor NGC. It was not seen again until Solon Bailey included it in his 1902 Harvard list of bright non-stellar objects.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
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Nearby objects for IC 2488

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IC 2488