NGC 1806

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NGC 1806
NGC 1806 HST.jpg
NGC 1806 image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Class VI[1]
Constellation Dorado (constellation)
Physical characteristics
Other designations NGC 1806, KMHK 462, [SL63] 184
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 1806 is a globular cluster located within the Large Magellanic Cloud within the constellation of Dorado (the dolphin-fish), an area of the sky best seen from the Earth's southern hemisphere. It was discovered in 1836 by the British astronomer John Herschel.


  1. ^ Shapley, Harlow; Sawyer, Helen B. (August 1927), "A Classification of Globular Clusters", Harvard College Observatory Bulletin (849): 11–14, Bibcode:1927BHarO.849...11S 

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