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Messier 47 (NGC2422) Facts

Messier 47 (NGC2422) is an open star 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 Star Cluster's location is 07:36.6 (R.A.) and -14:30 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 4.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 30.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye from Earth, 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.

Fact File

NameMessier 47 (NGC2422)
TypeOpen Star Cluster
Messier Id47
NGC Id2422
Right Ascension07:36.6
Distance (Lt.Yr)1600
Apparent Dimension30.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude4.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1654
DiscovererGiovanni Batista Hodierna

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