NGC 2100

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NGC 2100
NGC 2100.jpg
Star cluster NGC 2100 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Image taken at La Silla observatory.
Credit: ESO
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 05h 42m 08s[1]
Declination −69° 12.7′ ″
Physical characteristics
Estimated age 15 million years old[2]
Other designations NGC 2100, KMHK 1257, [SL63] 662
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 2100 is an open cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. These clusters have a lifespan measured in tens or hundreds of millions of years, as they eventually disperse through gravitational interaction with other bodies. As its format is approximately round, it's sometimes mistaken as a globular cluster.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Object query: NGC 2100". SIMBAD Basic Query Result. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Young Stars Take a Turn in the Spotlight". ESO Photo Release. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011.