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NGC 2423

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 2423
ConstellationPuppis
Right Ascension7h 37m 52s
Declination-13° 54' 25"
Distancec.2,500 light years
c.770 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.7
Absolute: -2.7
DiameterApparent: 12'
Actual: 9 light years
Number of Stars50-100
Optimum VisibilityJanuary / February
NotesOne of a group of three open clusters, the others being M46 and M47, that lie close together in the northern reaches of Puppis. One of this cluster's stars is known to have a massive planet in orbit, designated NGC 2423-3 b

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