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NGC 1936

NGC 1936, IC 2127, Dunlop 175, HD 35861, LHA 120-N 44C, ESO 56-111, h 2844, GC 1142

RA: 05h 22m 12.55s
Dec: −67° 58′ 31.8″

Con: Dorado
Ch: MSA:484, U2:444, SA:24

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin

(reference key)

Type: emission object

Mag: B=?, V=11.6

Size: ?
PA: ?

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 1936 = IC 2127, which see, is another of the HII regions in this part of the LMC found by JH. He has it in six different sweeps, and his position is very good.

Historical observations

Dunlop, James (1828)

Dunlop, J. (1828) A Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars in the Southern Hemisphere, Observed at Paramatta in New South Wales. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc., 118, 113-151. [1828RSPT..118..113D]

He observed it from Paramatta, New South Wales, and included it as No. 175 in his catalogue of 1827. Using a 9-inch f/12 telescope, he described it as "a pretty large rather faint nebula, about 5' diameter, irregular figure, partly resolvable into stars of mixt magnitudes. The nebulous matter has several seats of attraction, or rather it is a cluster of small nebulae with strong nebulosity common to all."

John Herschel

John Herschel recorded it as "pretty bright, small, round. Another chief nucleus or knot of the cluster nebula." He next recorded it as "pretty bright, small, round, The fourth of a group of four, connected by stars, etc." He next called it "the third nebula in a group of 3." The next observation saw it as "the last of three nebulae in a zig-zag formed cluster." The final observation saw it as "the southern and brightest nebular nucleus of a great branching cluster." The compound nebula has components NGC 1929, 1934, 1935 and NGC 1936.

Published comments

Hinks, A.R. (1911)

Hinks, A. R. (1911) On the galactic distribution of gaseous nebulae and of star clusters. MNRAS, 71(8), 693-701.

IC 2127 (Harvard List 91) = NGC 1936 ! pB, S, R, 4th of group.

[Harvard list = Stewart, D. (1908) Nebulae discovered at the Harvard College Observatory. Annals of Harvard College Observatory, 60(6), 147-194.]

Lortet, M.-C. (1986)

Lortet, M.-C. (1986) Nomenclature for objects in the Magellanic clouds. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 64(2), 205-390.

NGC 1936 = IC 2127

Shapley & Lindsay

("A Catalogue of Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud", Irish Astronomical Journal, Vol. 6, 1963) give the grouping dimensions of 4.5' x 1.7' and remark "bright loose stars in dense nebulosity."


, it measures 0.8' east-west and 1.1' north-south. It has a smooth outline with no irregularity, is not elongated and is smooth, showing no structure.

Photo index

by Jim Lucyk: Burnhams V2 p846.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

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

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

15cm - br concen neb w/strong UHC & [OIII] enhancement. 30" diam @ 195x, m13

* in cen. other *s nr S edge. BS, 13Nov1993, LCO.

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