Messier 103 (NGC581) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 10000 light years away in the constellation of Cassiopeia.
It is referred to as M(103) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(581) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.
The Open Cluster's location is 01:33.2 (R.A.) and +60:42 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.4 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 7 with an apparent dimension of 6.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M103,NGC581) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(01:33.2), Dec(+60:42) and its distance is calculated 10 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.4. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 6.0.
|Name||Messier 103 (NGC581)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1781|