NGC 2257

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NGC 2257
NGC 2257.jpg
NGC 2257 image made by the Wide Field Imager instrument on the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at La Silla
Credit: ESO
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Dorado
Right ascension 6h 30.4m 00s[1]
Declination −64° 19′ 00″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.5[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 3.4′[1]
Physical characteristics
Other designations KMHK 1756, [SL63] 895, ESO 87-24, LW 481[2]
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 2257 is a globular cluster that lies on the outskirts of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "The Interactive NGC Catalog Online". Results for NGC 2257. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  2. ^ "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 2257. Retrieved 2010-11-15.