NGC 1851

NGC 1851

NGC 1851
A Ultraviolet image of NGC 1851.
Credit: NASA/GALEX
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Class II[1]
Right ascension 05h 14m 06.76s[2]
Declination –40° 02′ 47.6″[2]
Distance 39.5 kly (12.1 kpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.3[4]
Apparent dimensions (V) 11′[4]
Physical characteristics
Mass 5.51×105[5] M
Estimated age 9.2 Gyr[6]
Other designations ESO 305-SC 016,[7] Caldwell 73

NGC 1851 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Columba.

References

  1. ^ Shapley, Harlow; Sawyer, Helen B. (August 1927), "A Classification of Globular Clusters", Harvard College Observatory Bulletin (849): 11–14,  
  2. ^ a b Goldsbury, Ryan; et al. (December 2010), "The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters. X. New Determinations of Centers for 65 Clusters", The Astronomical Journal 140 (6): 1830–1837,  
  3. ^ "SEDS Milky Way Globular Clusters". Results for NGC 1851. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 
  4. ^ a b "SEDS NGC Catalog Online". Results for NGC 1851. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 
  5. ^ Boyles, J.; et al. (November 2011), "Young Radio Pulsars in Galactic Globular Clusters", The Astrophysical Journal 742 (1): 51,  
  6. ^ Koleva, M.; et al. (April 2008), "Spectroscopic ages and metallicities of stellar populations: validation of full spectrum fitting",  
  7. ^ "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1851. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 

External links

  • Galex image of NGC 1851
  • NGC 1851 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images