NGC 1806

NGC 1806

NGC 1806
NGC 1806 image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Class VI[1]
Constellation Dorado (constellation)
Physical characteristics
Other designations NGC 1806, KMHK 462, [SL63] 184

NGC 1806 is a globular cluster located within the Large Magellanic Cloud within the constellation of Dorado (the dolphin-fish), an area of the sky best seen from the Earth's southern hemisphere. It was discovered in 1836 by the British astronomer John Herschel.


  1. ^ Shapley, Harlow; Sawyer, Helen B. (August 1927), "A Classification of Globular Clusters", Harvard College Observatory Bulletin (849): 11–14,  

External links

  • Simbad search results for NCG 1806
  • A Great Ball of Stars — ESA/Hubble Picture of the week