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Collinder 192

IC 2395

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberIC 2395
Other DesignationsCollinder 192
Right Ascension8h 42m 7s
Declination-48° 5' 24"
Distancec.2,300 light years
c.700 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.59
Absolute: -4.64
DiameterApparent: 18'
Actual: 12.0 light years
Number of Starsc. 450
Optimum VisibilityFebruary (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesThis relatively loose cluster lies along the band of the Milky Way was it passes through western Vela. This is a relatively young cluster, probably no more than eighteen million years old. It consists primarily of hot blue stars, of which the brightest example is the magnitude +5.48 variable designated HX Velorum.

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