Messier 36 (NGC1960) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 4100 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 also 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.
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 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.
(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.
|Name||Messier 36 (NGC1960)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1654|
|Discoverer||Giovanni Batista Hodierna|