NGC 2266

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NGC 2266
NGC2266 - SDSS DR14 (panorama).jpg
SDSS (Sloan Digital Sky Survey) image
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 06h 43m 20.2s[1]
Declination+26° 59′ 06″[1]
Distance11,000 ly (3,400 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V)9.5[1]
Physical characteristics
Radius16.1 ly
Estimated age~631 Myr
Other designationsCr 113, Mel 50, Lund 250
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 2266 is an open cluster[2] in the constellation Gemini. Its apparent size is 5 arc minutes.[3] Its distance is 3,400 parsecs (11,000 ly).[2] It was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel on 7 December 1785.[3]


  1. ^ a b c SIMBAD (April 30, 2018), Results for NGC 2266, SIMBAD, Centre de Données Astronomiques de Strasbourg
  2. ^ a b "WEBDA page for open cluster NGC 2266, A site Devoted to Stellar Clusters in the Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds". University of Vienna. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Seligman, Courtney. "NGC Objects: NGC 2250 - 2299". Retrieved 14 February 2019.

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Coordinates: Sky map 06h 43m 18.2s, 26° 58′ 10″