NGC 2204

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NGC 2204
NGC 2204 DSS.jpg
NGC 2204, Digitized Sky Survey.
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
ConstellationCanis Major
Right ascension06h 15.7m[1]
Declination−18° 39′[1]
Distance13.4 ± 1.3 kly (4.1 ± 0.4 kpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)8.6[1]
Apparent dimensions (V)13.0′
Physical characteristics
Radius16.25ly
Estimated age2.0±0.3 Gyr[2]
Other designationsCollinder 88, Melotte 44
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 2204 is an open cluster in the Canis Major constellation. It was discovered by William Herschel on 6 February 1785.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Frommert, Hartmut; Kronberg, Christine. "NGC 2204". SEDS. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b Jacobson, Heather R.; et al. (February 2011). "A Chemical Abundance Study of Red Giants in Open Clusters NGC 2204 and NGC 2243". The Astronomical Journal. 141 (2): 16. Bibcode:2011AJ....141...58J. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/141/2/58. 58.

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Coordinates: Sky map 06h 15m 33s, −18° 39′ 54″