Messier 41 (NGC2287) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2300 light years away in the constellation of Canis Major.
It is referred to as M(41) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(2287) 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 06:46.0 (R.A.) and -20:44 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 4.6 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 5 with an apparent dimension of 38.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.
(M41,NGC2287) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 325BC by Aristotle. It's location is RA(06:46.0), Dec(-20:44) and its distance is calculated 2.3 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 4.6. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 38.0.
|Name||Messier 41 (NGC2287)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||325BC|