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Messier 35 (NGC2168) Facts

Messier 35 (NGC2168) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2800 light years away in the constellation of Gemini.

It is referred to as M(35) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(2168) 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 06:08.9 (R.A.) and +24:20 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 5.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 28.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

(M35,NGC2168) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1745 by Philippe Loys de Cheseaux. It's location is RA(06:08.9), Dec(+24:20) and its distance is calculated 2.8 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 5.3. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 28.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 35 (NGC2168)
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id35
NGC Id2168
ConstellationGemini
Right Ascension06:08.9
Declination+24:20
Distance (Lt.Yr)2800
Apparent Dimension28.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude5.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1745
DiscovererPhilippe Loys de Cheseaux


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