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NGC 1872

NGC 1872, OGLE-CL LMC 236, SL 318, ESO 56-83, h 2802, GC 1082

RA: 05h 13m 11.65s
Dec: −69° 18′ 45″

Con: Dorado
Ch: MSA:496, U2:444, SA:24

Ref: SIMBAD

(reference key)

Type: open cluster

Mag: B=11.39, V=11.04

Size: ?
PA: ?

Historical observations

John Herschel

John Herschel recorded it as "bright, round, gradually brighter in the middle; the preceding nebula." The next observation was recorded as "pretty bright, small, round, insulated in the recess of an arc-formed nebulous cluster (See plate III fig 6 for this and several following objects)." On a third occasion he noted it as "pretty faint, round, gradually brighter in the middle; insulated within an arc." The final observation was recorded as "pretty bright, round, gradually brighter in the middle, 2'. An arc of faint stars connects it with another." The other object is NGC 1874. Also in this grouping are NGC 1877 and NGC 1880.

Published comments

Henize (1956)

Henize (Catalogues of Hydrogen Alpha Emission Stars and Nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds, Astrophysical Journal Supplement 2, 1956, p315) notes that his nebula LH N 120-113A "Contains NGC 1872 which is a cluster without hydrogen alpha emission." His nebula measures 6.2' x 9.3' (east-west by north-south) has a somewhat irregular outline, is slightly elongated and shows considerable structural detail.

Shapley & Lindsay (1963)

Shapley and Lindsay ("A Catalogue of Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud", Irish Astronomical Journal, Vol. 6, 1963) give a diameter of 45'' and remark "round, condensed, unresolved, in nebulosity."

Van den Bergh & Hagen (1968)

Van den Bergh and Hagen ("UBV photometry of star clusters in the Magellanic Clouds", Astronomical Journal, Vol. 73, 1968) find that the integrated V magnitude through a 60'' diaphragm is 11.04. They remark: "The emission nebula Henize N 113 surrounds this open cluster."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a cluster+nebulosity in the LMC.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod br circ spot 1' diam @ 140x w/strong even concen. *ry texture nr

cen, but smooth halo. m14.5 * at NW edge. BS, 13Nov1993, LCO.

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