NGC 2100

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NGC 2100
NGC 2100.jpg
Star cluster NGC 2100 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Image taken at La Silla observatory.
Credit: ESO
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 05h 42m 08s[1]
Declination −69° 12.7′ ″
Physical characteristics
Estimated age 15 million years old[2]
Other designations NGC 2100, KMHK 1257, [SL63] 662
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 2100 is an open cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. These clusters have a lifespan measured in tens or hundreds of millions of years, as they eventually disperse through gravitational interaction with other bodies. As its format is approximately round, it is sometimes mistaken as a globular cluster.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Object query: NGC 2100". SIMBAD Basic Query Result. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Young Stars Take a Turn in the Spotlight". ESO Photo Release. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011.