|Right Ascension||06 : 15.7 (h:m)
|Declination||-18 : 39 (deg:m)
|Distance|| 8.6 (kly)
|Visual Brightness|| 8.6 (mag)
|Apparent Dimension||13 (arc min)|
Discovered by William Herschel in 1785.
Open cluster NGC 2204 was discovered on February 6, 1785 by William Herschel, who included it in his catalog as H VII.13. However, in the appendix of his first deepsky catalog, William confused this cluster with H VII.12 (NGC 2360) and erroneously attributed its discovery to his sister Caroline Herschel as of February 26, 1783, which she had listed as entry No. 2.
Last Modification: March 11, 2009