NGC 1746

NGC 1746

Star map with position of NGC 1746
NGC 1746
Type Asterism
Observation data
(Epoch J2000.0)
Constellation Taurus
05h 03.8m
Declination +23° 46′

In visual light (V)
Apparent size
approximately 40'

NGC 1746 is an object in the constellation Taurus that was described in 1863 by Heinrich Louis d'Arrest and as a result was recorded in the New General Catalogue (NGC). Previously, the object was classified as an open cluster; however, it was shown through more recent observations that it is a random formation of stars in Earth's sky, an asterism. NGC 1746 has an apparent brightness of 6.1 and an apparent size of about 40'.


  • Galadí-Enríquez, D.; Jordi, C.; Trullols, E.: "Astrometry and Photometry of Open Clusters: NGC 1746, NGC 1750 and NGC 1758"; in: Astrophysics and Space Science, Bd. 263, Nr. 1/4, S. 307ff. (1998)