NGC 3201

Globular Cluster NGC 3201, class X, in Vela

[NGC 3201, David Malin]

Distance from Sun:
16.0 kly
Distance from Galactic Center:
28.7 kly
Apparent Diameter:
18.2 arc min
6.75 mag vis
Radial Velocity:
+494.0 +/- 0.2 km/s
Abs. Mag:
-7.45 Mag vis
Discovered by James Dunlop on May 28, 1826.

Globular Cluster NGC 3201 was discovered by Dunlop on May 28, 1826 and cataloged by him as Dunlop 445.

The image in this page is a color photograph obtained by David Malin with the 3.9-meter Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) on photographic plates, a 3-color composite image.
Credit: David Malin, Australian Astronomical Observatory

  • More information on this image (David Malin)

  • NGC 3201 IR image, taken within the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) and taken from the 2MASS atlas. Colors represent different IR bands: J band (1.2 micron) is green, represented blue, H (1.6 micron) green, and Ks light (2.2 micron) red.

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