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NGC 2040 is essentially a very loose star cluster whose stars have a common origin and are drifting together through space.
Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA and D. A Gouliermis.
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||05h 36m 00.7s |
|Declination||−67° 34′ 57″ |
|Other designations||ESO 56-164, LMC RASS 247, WHHW 0536.2-6737, CAL 60, LHA 120-N 59B, RX J0536.0-6735, [FHW95] LMC B0536-6735, 2E 1469, LH 88, RX J0536.0-6736, [FPH98] LMC 44, 2E 0536.2-6736, LI-LMC 1392, 1RXS J053602.3-673502, [HP99] 551|
NGC 2040 is an open star cluster located 160,000 light years away in the constellation of Dorado. It is a young group of stars in one of the largest star formation regions of the Large Magellanic Cloud.
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