NGC 2060

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NGC 2060
Ngc 2060 hst rgb.jpg
An image of NGC 2060 taken by Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (Epoch J2000.0)
Supernova type SN
Remnant type ?
Host galaxy Large Magellanic Cloud
Constellation Dorado
Right ascension 05h 37m 51.6s
Declination -69° 10' 23
Galactic coordinates 279.5596 -31.7384
Peak magnitude (V) 9.59
Distance 170.000 ly

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.[1][2] 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.


  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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