Messier 46 (NGC2437) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 5400 light years away in the constellation of Puppis.
It is referred to as M(46) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(2437) 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 07:41.8 (R.A.) and -14:49 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.0 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 with an apparent dimension of 27.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.
(M46,NGC2437) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1771 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(07:41.8), Dec(-14:49) and its distance is calculated 5.4 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.0. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 27.0.
|Name||Messier 46 (NGC2437)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1771|