Coordinates: Sky map 05h 16m 41.24s, -69° 39′ 24.4″

NGC 1898

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NGC 1898
NGC1898 - HST - Potw1840a.tiff
NGC 1898 taken by Hubble Space Telescope.[1]
Observation data (J2000[2] epoch)
Right ascension05h 16m 41.24s[2]
Declination−69° 39′ 24.4″[2]
Distance170,000 ly
Apparent magnitude (V)11.86[2]
Physical characteristics
Other designationsBSDL 2439, ESO 56-90, OGLE-CL LMC 292, [SL63] 350[2]
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 1898 is a globular cluster[3] in the constellation of Dorado at an approximate distance of 170,000 light-years.[1] NGC 1898 is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way,[1] and was for some time believed to be discovered by John Herschel in 1834; however recent research shows it was first observed by James Dunlop in 1826.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c "Celestial fairy lights". Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "NGC 1898". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  3. ^ Hodge, Paul W. (1960). "Studies of the Large Magellanic Cloud. I. The Red Globular Clusters". The Astrophysical Journal. 131: 351. Bibcode:1960ApJ...131..351H. doi:10.1086/146838.
  4. ^ Seligman, C. "NGC 1898 (= an OCL in the LMC)". C Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  5. ^ Cozens, Glendyn John (2008). "An analysis of the first three catalogues of southern star clusters and nebulae" (PhD Thesis). James Cook University Australia. Retrieved 15 December 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to NGC 1898 at Wikimedia Commons