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Messier 36 (M36, NGC1960)


Messier 36 is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 4.1 light years away in the constellation of Auriga. It is referred to as M(36) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(1960) 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 36 was discovered in 1654 by Giovanni Batista Hodierna. The Open Cluster's location is 05:36.1 (R.A.) and +34:08 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.3 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 with an apparent dimension of 12.0 .

(M36,NGC1960) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1654 by Giovanni Batista Hodierna. It's location is RA(05:36.1), Dec(+34:08) and its distance is calculated 4.1 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.3. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 12.0.

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NameMessier 36
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id36
NGC Id1960
ConstellationAuriga
TypeOpen Cluster
Right Ascension05:36.1
Declination+34:08
Distance (Lt.Yr)4.1
Visual Brightness6.3
Apparent Dimension12.0
Apparent Magnitude6
Year of Discovery1654
DiscovererGiovanni Batista Hodierna