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)
Right ascension 05h 04m 13.8s[1]
Declination−66° 26′ 02″[1]
Distance164 kly
Apparent magnitude (V)9.7B[1]
Physical characteristics
Estimated age~25 Myr[2]
Notable featuresRare young globular
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 1818 is a young globular cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It was discovered by astronomer James Dunlop in 1826.[3]


  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.
  3. ^ Seligman, Courtney. "NGC 1818". Celestial Atlas. Retrieved 7 December 2018.

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