Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
(Last update: 05-Dec-2023)

Result of query: info cati Cl VDB$

Details on Acronym:   VDB
   VDB (Van den Bergh) Write:<<Cl VDB NNN>> N: 9 Object:OCl  (SIMBAD class: OpenCluster = Open Cluster) Note:N=9, Cl VDB 1, 80, 83, 85, 92, 130, 150, 152.
'Cl VDB 1' also named 'CV Mon cluster' or 'Anonymous VDB cluster', appears for the 1st time in the literature in Van Den Bergh, 1957ApJ...126..323V, then in Arp, 1960ApJ...131..322A, and in Lynga, Catalogue of open cluster, 1979 (C nomenclature).
Other clusters have been found associated with a Van Den Bergh reflexion nebula (ref. 1966AJ.....71..990V), and they have the same numbering as the associated 'VDB NNN'. Auth.:VAN DEN BERGH S.

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