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Messier 47 (M47, NGC2422)


Messier 47 is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 1.6 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 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. Messier 47 was discovered in 1654 by Giovanni Batista Hodierna. 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 .

(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.

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NameMessier 47
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id47
NGC Id2422
ConstellationPuppis
TypeOpen Cluster
Right Ascension07:36.6
Declination-14:30
Distance (Lt.Yr)1.6
Visual Brightness5.2
Apparent Dimension30.0
Apparent Magnitude4
Year of Discovery1654
DiscovererGiovanni Batista Hodierna