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M93

NGC 2447

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberM93
NGC/IC NumberNGC 2447
ConstellationPuppis
Right Ascension7h 45m 12s
Declination-23° 53' 32"
Distancec.3,600 light years
c.1,100 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.2
Absolute: -3.9
DiameterApparent: 10'
Actual: 10 light years
Number of Starsc. 80
Optimum VisibilityJanuary / February
NotesA small cluster of some eighty stars dominated by several bright blue giants, and lying beyond the star Azmidiske in Puppis at a distance of some 3,600 light years from the Solar System.

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