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.


  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. Bibcode:2001MNRAS.324..367J. arXiv:astro-ph/0012389Freely accessible. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.04291.x. 

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