NGC 460

NGC 460 is an open cluster with nebula located in the constellation Tucana. It was possibly observed on August 1, 1826, by James Dunlop, although it was officially discovered on April 11, 1834, by John Herschel. It was described by Dreyer as "very faint (in Nubecular Minor).", with Nubecular Minor being the Small Magellanic Cloud. It was also described by DeLisle Stewart as "faint, pretty large, irregularly round, gradually brighter middle, mottled but not resolved, 2nd of several."[2]

NGC 460
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Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationTucana
Right ascension01h 14m 41.6s[1]
Declination−73° 17′ 51″[1]
Physical characteristics
Other designationsKron 66, Lindsay 97, IRAS 01133-7333, LI-SMC 201.[1]
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "NGC 460". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  2. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 450 - 499". Cseligman. Retrieved May 26, 2017.