Melotte 227

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberN/A
NGC/IC NumberN/A
Other DesignationsMelotte 227 (Mel 227)
Right Ascension20h 12m 06s
Declination-79° 19' 00"
Distance390 light years
120 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.3
Absolute: -0.1
DiameterApparent: 50' 00"
Actual: 7 light years
Number of Stars40
Optimum VisibilityGenerally visible from southern latitudes

A small open cluster containing about forty stars, in the constellation Octans not far from the Southern Celestial Pole.


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