NGC 362

NGC 362

NGC 362
NGC 362 by GALEX;
Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech/University of Virginia/R. Schiavon (Univ. of Virginia)
Observation data
Class III[1]
Constellation Tucana
Right ascension 01h 03m 14.26s[2]
Declination −70° 50′ 55.6″[2]
Distance 27.7 kly (8.5 kpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.4
Apparent dimensions (V) 12.9′
Physical characteristics
Metallicity –1.09[4] dex
Estimated age 10.37 Gyr[4]

NGC 362 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Tucana in the Southern Hemisphere. It was discovered on August 1, 1826 by James Dunlop.

Though relatively bright and easily visible with small telescopes, NGC 362 is often overlooked in favor of its brighter neighbor NGC 104.

See also


  1. ^ Shapley, Harlow; Sawyer, Helen B. (August 1927), "A Classification of Globular Clusters", Harvard College Observatory Bulletin (849): 11–14,  
  2. ^ a b Goldsbury, Ryan et al. (December 2010), "The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters. X. New Determinations of Centers for 65 Clusters", The Astronomical Journal 140 (6): 1830–1837,  
  3. ^ Paust, Nathaniel E. Q. et al. (February 2010), "The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters. VIII. Effects of Environment on Globular Cluster Global Mass Functions", The Astronomical Journal 139 (2): 476–491,  
  4. ^ a b Forbes, Duncan A.; Bridges, Terry (May 2010), "Accreted versus in situ Milky Way globular clusters",  

External links

  • SIMBAD: NGC 362
  • Astrosurf: NGC 362
  • Galactic Globular Clusters Database: NGC 362