NGC 1872

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NGC 1872
NGC 1872.jpg
NGC 1872, a rich cluster of thousands of stars lying in our small neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, 3′ view
Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 05h 13m 11.7s[1]
Declination−69° 18′ 45″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)11.4[1]
Apparent dimensions (V)1′[1]
Physical characteristics
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 1872 is an open cluster within the Large Magellanic Cloud in the constellation Dorado. It was discovered by James Dunlop in 1826.[2]

NGC 1872 has characteristics of both globular clusters and open clusters - it is visually as rich as a typical globular but is much younger, and, like many open clusters, has bluer stars. Such intermediate clusters are common in the Large Magellanic Cloud.[2]



  1. ^ a b c d "NGC 1872". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2007-05-02.
  2. ^ a b "NGC 1872: open or globular cluster?". Hubble Space Telescope. ESA. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.

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Coordinates: Sky map 05h 13m 11.7s, −69° 18′ 45″