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Winnecke 4 Double Star (M40


Winnecke 4 Double Star is a double star object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 0.51 light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major. It is referred to as M(40) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. Winnecke 4 Double Star was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. The Double Star's location is 12:22.4 (R.A.) and +58:05 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.4 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 0.8 .

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NameWinnecke 4 Double Star
TypeDouble Star
Messier Id40
ConstellationUrsa Major
TypeDouble Star
Right Ascension12:22.4
Declination+58:05
Distance (Lt.Yr)0.51
Visual Brightness8.4
Apparent Dimension0.8
Apparent Magnitude10
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier