sponsored by psychohistorian.org
Type: open cluster
Mag: B=13.16, V=12.85
Select a photo and click the button to view
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "vF; the 5th (4th) of a group of 6."
The seven objects in this group are NGC 2046, NGC 2047, NGC 2058, NGC 2057, NGC 2059, NGC 2065 and NGC 2066.
Recorded in "Observations of the Southern Nebulae made with the Great Melbourne Telescope".
Shapley and Lindsay ("A Catalogue of Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud", Irish Astronomical Journal, Vol. 6, 1963) give a diameter of 20'' and remark "few condensed stars."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a open cluster in the LMC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
DOCdb is still in beta-release.
Known issues, feature requests, and updates on bug fixes, are here:
Found a bug? Have a comment or suggestion to improve DOCdb? Please let us know!
DOCdb is a free online resource that exists to promote deep sky observing.
You could help by sharing your observations, writing an article, digitizing and proof-reading historical material, and more.
Everything on DOCdb.net is © 2004-2010 by Auke Slotegraaf, unless stated otherwise or if you can prove you have divine permission to use it. Before using material published here, please consult the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.5 License. Some material on DOCdb is copyright the individual authors. If in doubt, don't reproduce. And that goes for having children, too. Please note that the recommended browser for DOCdb is Firefox 3.x. You may also get good results with K-Meleon. Good luck if you're using IE. A successful experience with other browsers, including Opera and Safari, may vary.