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M35

NGC 2168

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberM35
NGC/IC NumberNGC 2168
ConstellationGemini
Right Ascension6h 8m 54s
Declination+24° 20' 0"
Distancec.3,900 light years
c.1,200 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.1
Absolute: -4.7
DiameterApparent: 40'
Actual: 35 light years
Number of Starsc. 300
Optimum VisibilityJanuary

An open star cluster in Gemini, near its boundary with Taurus. The cluster contains approximately 300 stars, and is a little under 4,000 light years from the Solar System.

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