Open Star Cluster in Serpens
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An open cluster of some eighty stars lying in the constellation Serpens, some
1,300 light years from Earth.
IC 4756 lies near the tip of the Serpent's Tail, at the point where Serpens borders
both Ophiuchus and Aquila, in a fairly dense region of the Milky Way.
IC 4756 is about 1,300 light years from the
Sun: a vast distance in real terms, but hardly detectable on a Galactic scale.
The loose form of IC 4756 is distinguishable as a wide clump of stars against the rich background of the Milky Way.
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