The first to - indirectly - identify this was Arthur Auwers (Auwers 1862). Auwers found it to be identical to James Dunlop's Dun 490 (Dunlop 1828). Dunlop in turn had used Johann Elert Bode's atlas and catalog "Uranographia" (Bode 1801), who had listeed Lacaille's object as "f 396 Argus."
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Last Modification: July 20, 2011