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Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberAssociated with IC 1848, the Soul Nebula
Other DesignationsCollinder 32
Right Ascension2h 51m 25s
Declination+60° 25' 8"
Distancec.7,500 light years
c.2,300 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.50
Absolute: -5.31
DiameterApparent: 18'
Actual: 39 light years
Optimum VisibilityNovember (Usually visible from northern latitudes)

Collinder 32 is one of the most prominent of the numerous young open clusters within the Soul Nebula, IC 1848. The cluster lies within the western regions of the nebula, and is sometimes designated as 'IC 1848' itself, representing the 'cluster' element of the entire cluster-and-nebula complex. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas