NGC 2546

Open Cluster NGC 2546 (= Lacaille II.4 = Dunlop 563 = Collinder 178) in Puppis

Right Ascension 08 : 12.4 (h:m)
Declination -37 : 38 (deg:m)
Distance 3.3 (kly)
Visual Brightness 6.3 (mag)
Apparent Dimension 41 (arc min)

Discovered by Nicholas Louis de Lacaille 1751-52.

Southern open cluster NGC 2546 was discovered by Nicholas Louis de Lacaille in 1751-1752 from South Africa, and cataloged as his Lac II.4.

In the Astronomical League's Southern Sky Binocular Club list.

  • Jean-Claude Mermilliod's WEBDA cluster page for NGC 2546
  • SIMBAD Data of NGC 2546
  • Publications on NGC 2546 (NASA ADS)
  • Observing Reports for NGC 2546 (IAAC Netastrocatalog)
  • NGC Online data for NGC 2546


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