Globular Cluster NGC 1851

Physical Properties

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Designation NGC 1851
Type GCL (II)
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 05h 14m 06.3s
Declination (J2000.0) -40° 02' 48"
Diameter 12 arcmin
Visual magnitude 7.1 mag
Metric Distance 12.100 kpc
Identification, Remarks h 2777; GC 1061; GCL 9; ESO 305-SC16

Finder Chart

The globular cluster NGC 1851 is located in the constellation Columba and hence not visible from central Europe. On 10 December it in opposition with the Sun and is therefore highest in the sky at local midnight.

Finder Chart Globular Cluster NGC 1851
Globular Cluster NGC 1851 in constellation Columba. Charts created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. Limiting magnitudes: Constellation chart ~6.5 mag, DSS2 close-ups ~20 mag. [149, 160]

Objects Within a Radius of 25°