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Messier 38 (NGC1912) Facts

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 (Apparent) Brightness is 7.00 Magnitude 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.

Fact File

NameMessier 38 (NGC1912)
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id38
NGC Id1912
Right Ascension05:28.4
Distance (Lt.Yr)4200
Apparent Dimension21.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1654
DiscovererGiovanni Batista Hodierna

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