Reticulum Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster Reticulum Globular Cluster
(Sérsic 40/3, ESO 093-SC?08, ESO 118-31), in the
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC),
- 04 : 36.2
- -58 : 52
- Distance from Sun:
- 179 kly
- Distance from Galactic Center:
- Apparent Diameter:
- 1.7 arc min
- 14.25 mag vis
- Radial Velocity:
- +242 km/s
- Abs. Mag:
This globular had been considered at times to belong to the system of our
Milky Way galaxy as an outlying member, although its distant is roughly the
same as that of the Large Magellanic Cloud; one reason is its separation of
about 10 degrees from that dwarf galaxy. However, it seems now quite probable
that the Reticulum Globular is part of the Large Magellanic Cloud's halo
(e.g., Walker 1992).
Once, this object had also been considered a candidate for a nearby galaxy,
dubbed Reticulum Dwarf.
- R.G Gratton and S. Ortolani, 1987.
A&AS, Vol. 71, p. 131.
- M. Monelli, , 2002.
Multiwavelength Time Series Data on the LMC Cluster Reticulum.
In: Giampaolo Campo, George Meylan, George Djorgovski and Marco Riello
(eds.), New Horizons in Globular Cluster Astronomy.
ASP Conference Series, Vol. ??? (2002).
- K.A.G. Olsen, P.W. Hodge, M. Mateo, E.W. Olszewski,
R.A. Schommer, N.B. Suntzeff and A.R. Walker, 1998.
MNRAS, Vol. 300, p. 665.
- A.R. Walker, 1992.
Astronomical Journal, Vol. 103, p. 1166.
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