NGC 1872, a rich cluster of thousands of stars lying in our small neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, 3′ view
Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||05h 13m 11.7s|
|Declination||−69° 18′ 45″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||11.4|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||1′|
With the release of a recent Hubble image there is currently debate about whether NGC 1872 is an open or globular cluster. NGC 1872 has characteristics of both — it is visually as rich as a typical globular but is much younger, and, like many open clusters, has bluer stars. Such intermediate clusters are common in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
NGC 1872 wide field view.
- "SIMBAD astronomical database". Results for NGC 1872. Retrieved 2007-05-02.
- NGC 1872 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images