NGC 419

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NGC 419
NGC 0419 DSS.jpg
NGC 419 as seen by the DSS
Credit: DSS
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Tucana
Right ascension 01h 08m 17.2s[1]
Declination −72° 53′ 01″[1]
Distance 186,000 ± 13,000 ly (57,000 ± 4,000 pc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.6[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 2.8′ × 2.8′[1]
Physical characteristics
Other designations Kron 58, Lindsay 85, ESO 29-33, LI-SMC 182, OGLE-CL SMC 159, RZ2005 174.[1]
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 419 is an open cluster located approximately 57,000 pc (190,000 ly) in the constellation Tucana. It was discovered on September 2, 1826 by James Dunlop. It was described by Dreyer as "pretty large, pretty bright, round, gradually brighter middle."[3] At a distance of about 186,000 light years (57,000 parsecs), it is located within the Small Magellanic Cloud.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "NGC 419". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0419. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 400 - 449". Cseligman. Retrieved 19 February 2017.