NGC 2506

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NGC 2506
NGC 2506.png
An image of NGC 2506
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 08h 00m 01s[1]
Declination−10° 46′ 12″[1]
Distance11.3 kly[2] (3460 pc[2])
Apparent magnitude (V)7.6[3]
Apparent dimensions (V)7′[3]
Physical characteristics
Other designationsCl Melotte 80,[1] Caldwell 54
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters
Map showing the location of NGC 2506

NGC 2506 is an open cluster in the constellation Monoceros. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1791.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "NGC 2506". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  2. ^ a b "WEBDA Database". Results for NGC 2506. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  3. ^ a b "SEDS NGC Catalog Online". Results for NGC 2506. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  4. ^ Robert E. Erdmann. "NGC Discoverers". The NGC/IC Project. Archived from the original on 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2010-11-28.

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Coordinates: Sky map 00h 48m 26s, +85° 15′ 18″