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NGC 1873

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 1873
Right Ascension5h 13m 55s
Declination-67° 18' 59"
Distancec.163,100 light years
c.50,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +10.4
Absolute: -8.2
DiameterApparent: 3.5'
Actual: c.170 light years
Optimum VisibilityDecember / January (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesPart of a complex of star clusters within the Large Magellanic Cloud, NGC 1873 and the smaller NGC 1871 lie within a broader cloud of stars designated NGC 1869, and the entire complex is contained with a shroud of associated nebulosity.