Reticulum Globular Cluster

Globular Cluster Reticulum Globular Cluster (Sérsic 40/3, ESO 093-SC?08, ESO 118-31), in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), in Reticulum

04 : 36.2
-58 : 52
Distance from Sun:
160 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.


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