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Messier 93 (NGC2447) Facts

Messier 93 (NGC2447) is an open star cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 3600 light years away in the constellation of Puppis.

It is referred to as M(93) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(2447) 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 07:44.6 (R.A.) and -23:52 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 6.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 22.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye from Earth, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

(M93,NGC2447) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(07:44.6), Dec(-23:52) and its distance is calculated 3.6 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.0. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 22.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 93 (NGC2447)
TypeOpen Star Cluster
Messier Id93
NGC Id2447
ConstellationPuppis
Right Ascension07:44.6
Declination-23:52
Distance (Lt.Yr)3600
Apparent Dimension22.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererCharles Messier


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