Messier 47 (NGC2422) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 1600 light years away in the constellation of Puppis.
It is referred to as M(47) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(2422) 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 07:36.6 (R.A.) and -14:30 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 5.2 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 4 with an apparent dimension of 30.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.
(M47,NGC2422) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1654 by Giovanni Batista Hodierna. It's location is RA(07:36.6), Dec(-14:30) and its distance is calculated 1.6 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 5.2. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 30.0.
|Name||Messier 47 (NGC2422)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1654|
|Discoverer||Giovanni Batista Hodierna|