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Messier 35 (M35, NGC2168)


Messier 35 is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2.8 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 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. Messier 35 was discovered in 1745 by Philippe Loys de Cheseaux. The Open Cluster's location is 06:08.9 (R.A.) and +24:20 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 5.3 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 5 with an apparent dimension of 28.0 .

(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.

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NameMessier 35
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id35
NGC Id2168
ConstellationGemini
TypeOpen Cluster
Right Ascension06:08.9
Declination+24:20
Distance (Lt.Yr)2.8
Visual Brightness5.3
Apparent Dimension28.0
Apparent Magnitude5
Year of Discovery1745
DiscovererPhilippe Loys de Cheseaux