NGC 1818

NGC 1818

NGC 1818
A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of NGC 1818.
Credit: HST/NASA/ESA.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Dorado
Right ascension 05h 04m 13.8s[1]
Declination −66° 26′ 02″[1]
Distance 164 kly
Apparent magnitude (V) 9.7B[1]
Physical characteristics
Estimated age ~25 Myr[2]
Notable features Rare young globular

NGC 1818 is a young rich star cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It is expected it will become a globular cluster, but is only about 25 million years old while almost all known globular clusters formed billions of years ago.

References

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  2. ^ Johnson, R. A.; Beaulieu, S. F.; Gilmore, G. F.; Hurley, J.; Santiago, B. X.; Tanvir, N. R.; Elson, R. A. W. (2001). "Young star clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud: NGC 1805 and 1818". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 324 (2): 367.