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NGC 1866

(globular cluster of interest in the LMC)

NGC 1866 is a globular cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) of recent research interest. (It has been classified as an open cluster as well, but I find recent references call it a globular cluster.) It is younger than many observable globular clusters, thus offering the chance to observe an earlier stage in the evolution of globular clusters and their stars.

(globular cluster,LMC)
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~050kpc160klyNGC 1866
Coordinates:NGC 1866