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NGC 1850

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 1850
Right Ascension5h 8m 50s
Declination-68° 45' 36"
Distancec.168,000 light years
c.51,500 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +9.0
Absolute: -9.6
DiameterApparent: 3.4'
Actual: 170 light years
Number of Stars> 10,000
Optimum VisibilityDecember (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesA remarkably dense cluster of stars within the Large Magellanic Cloud, similar in structure to a globular cluster, but much younger than a typical such cluster. NGC 1850 is accompanied by a smaller, even younger cluster designated NGC 1850B.

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