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NGC 1907

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 1907
Right Ascension5h 28m 5s
Declination+35° 19' 30"
Distancec.5,200 light years
c.1,600 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +8.2
Absolute: -3.1
DiameterApparent: 7'
Actual: 12 light years
Number of Starsc. 300
Optimum VisibilityDecember / January
NotesNGC 1907 forms part of a string of open clusters running along the Milky Way in the southern parts of Auriga. To the north is the Starfish Cluster, M38, while to the southeast is the Pinwheel Cluster, M36. NGC 1907 is considerably more distant from the Solar System than these more prominent foreground clusters.

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Relative Galactic Position of NGC 1907

In the direction of the Galaxy's edge is NGC 1907, a young and nebulous cluster of blue-white stars.

A distant star cluster, roughly 5,200 light years from the Solar System, containing about thirty stars. Although it is nearly 500 million years old, it still retains some of its original nebulous matter.


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