NGC 2014

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NGC 2014
NGC 2014, NGC 2020 - HST - Heic2007a.jpg
Left NGC 2020 (blue) and right (red) NGC 2014, photo by Hubble Space Telescope
Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 05h 44m 12.7s
Declination−67° 42′ 57″
DesignationsNGC 2014, ESO 56-SC146, GC 1217, h 2900 [1]
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 2014 is a red emission nebula surrounding an open star cluster in the Great Magellanic Cloud, at a distance of about 163,000 light-years.[2]

The nebula was discovered on 3 August 1826 by James Dunlop.[3] Together with NGC 2020 it makes up what is called the Cosmic Reef.[2]


  1. ^ SEDS: NGC 2014
  2. ^ a b "Cosmic Reef". Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  3. ^ Seligman