Position of NGC 2419
NGC 2419 is located in the northern sky within the constellation Lynx, and it is situated far outside the disk of the Milky Way galaxy, towards its outer halo.
Some unique facts
NGC 2419 is a unique globular cluster due to its high mass and density, possible extragalactic origin, and potential presence of dark matter, making it an important object for studying the nature of this mysterious substance.
Despite being one of the faintest globular clusters in the Milky Way, NGC 2419 is visible to the naked eye under dark sky conditions and has been known since ancient times.
NGC 2419 is also interesting because of its advanced age, estimated to be around 12.2 billion years, making it one of the oldest known globular clusters in the Milky Way.
Brightness of NGC 2419
NGC 2419 has an apparent magnitude of around 10.4, which makes it relatively faint, but it has a high absolute magnitude of about -9.4 due to its large distance from Earth.