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Messier 67 - King Cobra Cluster Facts

Messier 67 - King Cobra Cluster is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2.61-2.93 kly light years away in the constellation of Cancer.

It is referred to as M(67) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(2682) 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 08:50.4 (R.A.) and +11:49 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 6.00 Magnitude 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.

(M67,NGC2682) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1779 by Johann Gottfried Koehler. It's location is RA(08:50.4), Dec(+11:49) and its distance is calculated 2.61-2.93 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.1. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 30.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 67 - King Cobra Cluster
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id67
NGC Id2682
ConstellationCancer
Right Ascension08:50.4
Declination+11:49
Distance (Lt.Yr)2.61-2.93 kly
Apparent Dimension30.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1779
DiscovererJohann Gottfried Koehler


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