NGC 2547

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NGC 2547
This image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows the bright open star cluster NGC 2547.
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Right ascension 8h 10.7m
Declination −49° 16′
Distance 1.96 kly
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.7
Apparent dimensions (V) 20′
Physical characteristics
Other designations NGC 2547, Lacaille III.2
Dunlop 410, Melotte 84, Collinder 177
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 2547 is a southern open cluster in Vela, discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751[1] from South Africa.

Asteroid collision - building planets near star NGC 2547-ID8 (artist concept).
Plot of IR brightness over time suggesting a collision of asteroids near star NGC 2547-0ID8 (2012-2013).
Zooming into the open star cluster NGC 2547. (in HD)
Pan sequence in the open star cluster NGC 2547. (in HD)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full name of NGC discoverers". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 08h 10m 42s, −49° 16′ 00″