NGC 1818

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NGC 1818
Ngc1818 hst big.jpg
A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of NGC 1818.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Dorado
Right ascension 05h 04m 13.8s[1]
Declination −66° 26′ 02″[1]
Distance 164 kly
Apparent magnitude (V) 9.7B[1]
Physical characteristics
Estimated age ~25 Myr[2]
Notable features Rare young globular
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 1818 is a young rich star cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It is expected it will become a globular cluster, but is only about 25 million years old while almost all known globular clusters formed billions of years ago.

It was discovered by astronomer James Dunlop in 1826.


  1. ^ a b c SIMBAD (January 8, 2007), Results for NGC 1818, SIMBAD, Centre de Données Astronomiques de Strasbourg
  2. ^ Johnson, R. A.; Beaulieu, S. F.; Gilmore, G. F.; Hurley, J.; Santiago, B. X.; Tanvir, N. R.; Elson, R. A. W. (2001). "Young star clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud: NGC 1805 and 1818". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 324 (2): 367. arXiv:astro-ph/0012389. Bibcode:2001MNRAS.324..367J. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.04291.x.

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Coordinates: Sky map 05h 04m 13.8s, −66° 26′ 02″