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Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNone
Other DesignationsCollinder 111
Right Ascension6h 38m 50s
Declination+6° 54' 54"
Distancec.3,900 light years
c.1,200 parsecs
(somewhat uncertain)
MagnitudeApparent: +7.00
Absolute: -3.38
DiameterApparent: 3'
Actual: 3.4 light years
Optimum VisibilityJanuary

Collinder 111 is a sparse and relatively undefined cluster in Monoceros. The brightest star in this image is seventh-magnitude HD 47417, a distant star whose parallax data suggests that it lies in the foreground of the even more distant cluster beyond, rather than being a member of it. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas