NGC 1856

NGC 1856

NGC 1856
Hubble Space Telescope photograph of NGC 1856
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Constellation Dorado
Right ascension 05h 09m 29.4s [1]
Declination −69° 07′ 39″ [1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.1 [2]
Physical characteristics

NGC 1856 is a young, massive star cluster similar to a "blue globular cluster" [3] in the Magellanic Clouds in the constellation Dorado. Its age is estimated to be 80 million years.[3] The object was discovered in 1826 by James Dunlop with a 9-inch reflecting telescope.[4]

Sources

  1. ^ a b NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database
  2. ^ SIMBAD
  3. ^ a b Hodge, P. W.; Lee, S.-O.: LMC blue globular clusters containing Cepheids. I. NGC 1856; ApJ 276, S. 509-518 (1984)
  4. ^ NGC/IC Project