NGC 2060

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NGC 2060
supernova remnant
Ngc 2060 hst rgb.jpg
An image of NGC 2060 taken by Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Right ascension 05h 37m 51.6s
Declination −69° 10′ 23″
Distance 170000 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) 9.59
Constellation Dorado
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 2060 is a supernova remnant from a supernova that occurred in the Large Magellanic Cloud approximately 5000 years ago from our point of view. It is part of the Tarantula Nebula, and the name NGC 2060 is also used for the associated star cluster.[1][2] It was discovered by John Herschel in 1836. In 1998, a pulsar (named PSR J0537-6910) was discovered in it with a rotation period of 18 milliseconds.


  1. ^ "Hubble's 22nd Anniversary Image Shows Turbulent Star-making Region". Hubble SITE. April 17, 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "NED results for object NGC 2060*". NASA/IPAC EXTRAGALACTIC DATABASE. Caltech. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 

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