Messier 38 (NGC1912) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 4200 light years away in the constellation of Auriga.
It is referred to as M(38) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(1912) 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 05:28.4 (R.A.) and +35:50 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.4 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 7 with an apparent dimension of 21.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M38,NGC1912) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1654 by Giovanni Batista Hodierna. It's location is RA(05:28.4), Dec(+35:50) and its distance is calculated 4.2 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.4. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 21.0.
|Name||Messier 38 (NGC1912)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1654|
|Discoverer||Giovanni Batista Hodierna|