NGC 4372

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NGC 4372
NGC 4372 in Musca.jpg
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 12h 26m 00s
Declination−72° 40′
Distance18.9 kly (5.8 kpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)7.8
Apparent dimensions (V)18'
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude-8.52
Mass3.29×105[2] M
Radius49.5 ly
Metallicity = –1.88[3] dex
Estimated age12.54 Gyr[3]
Other designationsCaldwell 108
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 4372 (also known as Caldwell 108) is a globular cluster in the southern constellation of Musca.


  1. ^ Shapley, Harlow; Sawyer, Helen B. (August 1927), "A Classification of Globular Clusters", Harvard College Observatory Bulletin (849): 11–14, Bibcode:1927BHarO.849...11S.
  2. ^ a b Boyles, J.; et al. (November 2011), "Young Radio Pulsars in Galactic Globular Clusters", The Astrophysical Journal, 742 (1): 51, arXiv:1108.4402, Bibcode:2011ApJ...742...51B, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/742/1/51.
  3. ^ a b Forbes, Duncan A.; Bridges, Terry (May 2010), "Accreted versus in situ Milky Way globular clusters", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 404 (3): 1203–1214, arXiv:1001.4289, Bibcode:2010MNRAS.404.1203F, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16373.x.

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Coordinates: Sky map 12h 26m 00s, −72° 40′ 00″