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Messier 37

Messier 37. (*)

Messier 37
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Constellation Auriga
Right ascension 5h 52m 19s
Declination +32° 33′ 2″
Distance 4.4 kly (1.3 kpc)
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.2
Apparent dimensions (V) 24′
Other designations NGC 2099
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

Messier 37 (also known as M37 or NGC 2099) is the richest open cluster in the Auriga constellation. It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654.

Links

* Messier 37, SEDS Messier pages








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