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Page last updated May 18, 2015
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NGC 2000 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Feb 8, 1836) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude open cluster in Mensa (RA 05 27 29.3, Dec -71 52 46)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 1.7 arcmin.
DSS image of open cluster NGC 2000
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 2000
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the cluster
DSS image of region near open cluster NGC 2000
Below, a 1 degree wide region showing the location of the cluster relative to the LMC
DSS image showing position of open cluster NGC 2000 relative to the Large Magellanic Cloud
Below, a 4 degree wide region showing the location of the cluster relative to the LMC
DSS image showing position of open cluster NGC 2000 relative to the Large Magellanic Cloud

NGC 2001 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Sep 25, 1826) by
James Dunlop (178)
An open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 29 02.1, Dec -68 46 10)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 1.7 arcmin.

NGC 2002 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Sep 24, 1826) by
James Dunlop (214)
A 10th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 30 20.4, Dec -66 53 03)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 2.0 arcmin.

NGC 2003 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Possibly observed (Sep 25, 1826) by
James Dunlop (184?)
Discovered (Nov 23, 1834) by John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 30 54.4, Dec -66 27 59)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 2.1 arcmin.

NGC 2004 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Sep 24, 1826) by
James Dunlop (215)
A 10th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 30 40.3, Dec -67 17 10)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 2.7 arcmin.

NGC 2005 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Sep 24, 1826) by
James Dunlop (138)
A 12th-magnitude globular cluster in Dorado (RA 05 30 10.9, Dec -69 45 09)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 1.8 arcmin.

NGC 2006 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Dec 23, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 31 19.6, Dec -66 58 19)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 1.0 arcmin.

NGC 2007 (= PGC 17478)
Discovered (Dec 27, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc) in Pictor (RA 05 34 58.9, Dec -50 55 18)
Apparent size 1.7 by 0.6 arcmin.

NGC 2008 (= PGC 17480)
Discovered (Dec 27, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc) in Pictor (RA 05 35 03.8, Dec -50 57 58)
Apparent size 1.4 by 0.7 arcmin.

NGC 2009 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Nov 3, 1834) by
John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 30 59.2, Dec -69 10 54)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 0.8 arcmin.

NGC 2010 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Nov 12, 1836) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude open cluster in Mensa (RA 05 30 35.0, Dec -70 49 11)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 2.2 arcmin.

NGC 2011 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Jan 31, 1835) by
John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 32 20.3, Dec -67 31 24)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 1.0 arcmin.

NGC 2012 (= PGC 17194)
Discovered (Jan 22, 1836) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0) in Mensa (RA 05 22 35.1, Dec -79 51 05)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.6 arcmin.

NGC 2013
Discovered (Feb 10, 1831) by
John Herschel
An open cluster in Auriga (RA 05 44 01.6, Dec +55 47 22)
(no physical data in Steinicke)

NGC 2014 (= OCL + EN in LMC)
Discovered (Aug 3, 1826) by
James Dunlop (217)
A 9th-magnitude open cluster and emission nebula in Dorado (RA 05 32 19.9, Dec -67 41 24)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 1.8 arcmin.

NGC 2015 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Nov 24, 1834) by
John Herschel
An open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 32 06.0, Dec -69 14 36)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 5.6 arcmin.

NGC 2016 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Dec 23, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 10th-magnitude open cluster in Mensa (RA 05 31 36.0, Dec -69 56 30)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 0.3 arcmin.

NGC 2017
Discovered (Dec 11, 1835) by
John Herschel
A group of stars in Lepus (RA 05 39 16.2, Dec -17 50 59)
Apparent size 4 arcmin.

NGC 2018 (= OCL + EN in LMC)
Discovered (Nov 3, 1834) by
John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude open cluster and emission nebula in Mensa (RA 05 31 20.2, Dec -71 03 58)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 2.8 arcmin.

NGC 2019 (= GCL in LMC)
Discovered (Sep 24, 1826) by
James Dunlop (96)
An 11th-magnitude globular cluster in Mensa (RA 05 31 56.7, Dec -70 09 35)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 1 arcmin.

NGC 2020 (= EN in LMC)
Possibly observed (1826) by
James Dunlop (218)
Discovered (Dec 30, 1836) by John Herschel
An emission nebula in Dorado (RA 05 33 12.7, Dec -67 42 57)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 2.0 arcmin.

NGC 2021 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Jan 31, 1835) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 33 30.7, Dec -67 27 11)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 0.9 arcmin.

NGC 2022
Discovered (Dec 28, 1785) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude planetary nebula in Orion (RA 05 42 06.2, Dec +09 05 12)
Apparent size 0.65 arcmin.

NGC 2023
Discovered (Jan 6, 1785) by
William Herschel
An emission and reflection nebula in Orion (RA 05 41 38.2, Dec -02 15 33)
Apparent size 10 by 10 arcmin.

NGC 2024, The Flame Nebula
Discovered (Jan 1, 1786) by
William Herschel
An emission nebula in Orion (RA 05 41 42.0, Dec -01 51 24)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 2024 (= GC 1227 = WH V 28, 1860 RA 05 34 47, NPD 91 55.7) is "a remarkable object, irregular, bright, very very large, black spaces included".
Physical Information: Apparent size 30 by 30 arcmin. The "Flame" nebula, near the bright star Alnitak on the eastern side of the "belt" of Orion, in visible light (top image, below) and infrared (bottom image). Although the apparent closeness of Alnitak to the nebula suggests that its radiation is what lights up the nebula (Alnitak is a hundred thousand times brighter than the Sun, and two thirds of its "light" is ultraviolet radiation that is far more capable than visible light of causing such nebulae to glow), it is actually a foreground object, being only about 800 light years away, while the nebula is about 1500 light years distant. The actual energy source for the nebula is a group of OB stars hidden within its interior in visible light images, which have formed very recently (and in fact other such stars are probably forming within the nebula at the present time, as there is evidence that stars closer to the center of the nebula formed later than those in its outer regions). Another familiar feature, the Horsehead Nebula, is visible at bottom right. In the top image the Horsehead stands out as a dark feature silhouetted against the brightly glowing clouds behind it, while the Flame is substantially obscured by dark clouds in front of it. But in the bottom image infrared radiation penetrates the dust, showing the Flame in its full glory, while the Horsehead becomes barely noticeable without the background of visible-light radiation that usually highlights its its silhouette.
NOAO image of emission nebula NGC 2024, also known as the Flame Nebula, also showing the Horsehead Nebula
Above, a visible-light image of NGC 2024 (Credits Ryan Steinberg and Family/Adam Block/AURA/NSF/NOAO)
Below, an infrared image of the region (Credit J. Emerson/VISTA/Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit, ESO)
ESO infrared image of emission nebula NGC 2024, also known as the Flame Nebula, also showing the Horsehead Nebula

NGC 2025 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Feb 8, 1836) by
John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude open cluster in Mensa (RA 05 32 33.7, Dec -71 42 56)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 1.9 arcmin.

NGC 2026
Discovered (Dec 5, 1784) by
William Herschel
An open cluster in Taurus (RA 05 43 12.0, Dec +20 08 00)
Apparent size 10 arcmin.

NGC 2027 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Nov 6, 1826) by
James Dunlop (241)
A 12th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 34 59.8, Dec -66 54 59)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 0.7 arcmin.

NGC 2028 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Possibly observed (Sep 24, 1826) by
James Dunlop (100?)
Discovered (Nov 12, 1836) by John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude open cluster in Mensa (RA 05 33 48.6, Dec -69 57 07)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 0.5 arcmin.

NGC 2029 (= EN in LMC)
Discovered (Sep 27, 1826) by
James Dunlop (219)
An emission nebula in Dorado (RA 05 35 38.0, Dec -66 02 00)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud.

NGC 2030
Possibly observed (1826) by
James Dunlop (242?)
Discovered (Dec 23, 1834) by John Herschel
An emission nebula in Dorado (RA 05 35 00.0, Dec -67 33 18)

NGC 2031 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Nov 3, 1834) by
John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude open cluster in Mensa (RA 05 33 41.9, Dec -70 59 13)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 3.4 arcmin.

NGC 2032 (= EN in LMC)
Possibly observed (Sep 27, 1826) by
James Dunlop (219?)
Discovered (Nov 2, 1834) by John Herschel
An emission nebula in Dorado (RA 05 35 20.0, Dec -67 34 36)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud.

NGC 2033 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Sep 24, 1826) by
James Dunlop (141)
A 12th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 34 30.6, Dec -69 46 48)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 0.5 arcmin.

NGC 2034 (= OCL + EN in LMC)
Discovered (Jan 3, 1837) by
John Herschel
An open cluster and emission nebula in Dorado (RA 05 35 32.8, Dec -66 54 13)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud.

NGC 2035 (= EN in LMC)
Discovered (Sep 27, 1826) by
James Dunlop (219)
An emission nebula in Dorado (RA 05 35 32.5, Dec -67 35 08)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 3.0 by 3.0 arcmin.

NGC 2036 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Nov 11, 1836) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude open cluster in Mensa (RA 05 34 31.5, Dec -70 03 52)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 0.6 arcmin.

NGC 2037 (= OCL in
NGC 2033 in LMC)
Discovered (1830's) by John Herschel
A 10th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 34 54.0, Dec -69 44 12)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud (near or overlapping NGC 2033). Apparent size 0.5 arcmin.

NGC 2038 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Nov 24, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude open cluster in Mensa (RA 05 34 42.4, Dec -70 33 47)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 1.7 arcmin.

NGC 2039
Discovered (Jan 19, 1828) by
John Herschel
A group of stars in Orion (RA 05 44 01.0, Dec +08 41 30)
Apparent size 55 arcmin.

NGC 2040 (= EN in LMC)
Discovered (Sep 27, 1826) by
James Dunlop (220)
An emission nebula in Dorado (RA 05 36 07.6, Dec -67 34 04)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 3.0 by 3.0 arcmin.

NGC 2041 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Nov 6, 1826) by
James Dunlop (241)
A 10th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 36 28.1, Dec -66 59 23)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 0.7 arcmin.

NGC 2042 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Sep 27, 1826) by
James Dunlop (140)
A 10th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 36 09.6, Dec -68 55 25)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 9 arcmin.

NGC 2043 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Dec 18, 1884) by
Pietro Baracchi
An open cluster in Mensa (RA 05 35 57.3, Dec -70 04 28)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud.

NGC 2044 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (1830's) by
John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude open cluster in Dorado (RA 05 36 06.0, Dec -69 11 55)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 2.0 arcmin.

NGC 2045 (= SAO 94827)
Recorded (Jan 23, 1832) by
John Herschel
A 6th-magnitude star in Taurus (RA 05 45 01.4, Dec +12 53 18)

NGC 2046 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Nov 11, 1836) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude open cluster in Mensa (RA 05 35 37.6, Dec -70 14 27)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 1.3 arcmin.

NGC 2047 (= an OCL in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
Discovered (Nov 11, 1836) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude open cluster in Mensa (RA 05 35 53.1, Dec -70 11 34)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 0.8 arcmin.

NGC 2048 (= EN + star in LMC)
Discovered (Sep 24, 1826) by
James Dunlop (141)
An emission nebula and star in Dorado (RA 05 35 55.4, Dec -69 38 58)
In the Large Magellanic Cloud. Apparent size 0.5 arcmin.

NGC 2049 (= PGC 17657)
Discovered (Jan 28, 1835) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa) in Columba (RA 05 43 15.1, Dec -30 04 41)
Apparent size 2.0 by 1.0 arcmin.
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 2049
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 2049
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 2049
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