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M67

NGC 2682, HR 3515

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberM67
NGC/IC NumberNGC 2682
Other DesignationsHR 3515
ConstellationCancer
Right Ascension8h 52m 10s
Declination+11° 44' 15"
Distancec.2,700 light years
c.800 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.9
Absolute: -2.7
DiameterApparent: 25'
Actual: c. 10 light years
Number of Starsc. 500
Optimum VisibilityFebruary
NotesA dense and ancient open cluster, M67 is several billion years old and thus contains an evolved population of stars, ranging from yellow F- and G-type stars to red giants.

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