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An image of NGC 2060 taken by Hubble Space Telescope
|Observation data (Epoch J2000.0)|
|Host galaxy||Large Magellanic Cloud|
|Right ascension||05h 37m 51.6s|
|Declination||-69° 10' 23|
|Galactic coordinates||279.5596 -31.7384|
|Peak magnitude (V)||9.59|
NGC 2060 was a supernova that occurred in the Large Magellanic Cloud and is part of the Tarantula Nebula, and the name NGC 2060 is also used for the associated star cluster. It was discovered by John Herschel in 1836. In 1998, a pulsar (named PSR J0537-6910) was discovered in it with the rotation period 18 ms. The supernova remnant is formed by a supernova about 5,000 years ago.
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- "NED results for object NGC 2060*". NASA/IPAC EXTRAGALACTIC DATABASE. Caltech. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- NASA/IPAC EXTRAGALACTIC DATABASE: NGC 2060
- SIMBAD: NGC 2060
- Supernova Remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud
- F. E. Marshall, E. V. Gotthelf, W. Zhang, J. Middleditch, Q. D. Wang: Discovery of an Ultrafast X-Ray Pulsar in the Supernova Remnant N157B, Astrophysical Journal, 499:L179–L182, 1998
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