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Melotte 227

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNone
Other DesignationsMelotte 227 (Mel 227)
Right Ascension20h 16m 48s
Declination-79° 2' 24"
Distance390 light years
120 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.3
Absolute: -0.1
DiameterApparent: 50' 00"
Actual: 7 light years
Number of Stars40
Optimum VisibilityAugust (Usually visible from southern latitudes)

A small open cluster containing about forty stars, in the constellation Octans not far from the Southern Celestial Pole.

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