NGC 1783

NGC 1783

NGC 1783
Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 1783 [1]
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Dorado [2]
Right ascension 04h 59m 08.6s [3]
Declination −65° 59′ 15.8″ [3]
Distance 160 Kly [4] (49 Kpc [4])
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.93 [3]
Apparent dimensions (V) 5.3' x 4.7' [3]
Physical characteristics

NGC 1783 is a globular cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way. It is one of the brightest globular clusters in the LMC as viewed from Earth. It was discovered in 1835 by John Herschel. The compiler of the New General Catalogue, John Louis Emil Dreyer, described this cluster as "considerably bright, large, round, very gradually pretty much brighter middle, mottled but not resolved"[2]

References

  1. ^ "A youthful cluster". ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "New General Catalogue Objects: NGC 1750 - 1799". Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  3. ^ a b c d "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 1783. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  4. ^ a b "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1783. Retrieved 2015-09-20.