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NGC 2126

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 2126
Right Ascension6h 2m 38s
Declination+49° 52' 59"
Distancec.3,900 light years
c.1,200 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +10.2
Absolute: 0.0
DiameterApparent: 6'
Actual: 6 light years
Number of Starsc.20
Optimum VisibilityJanuary (Usually visible from northern latitudes)
NotesA small open cluster of about twenty stars lying northeastward of bright Capella in Auriga. The blue star HR 2112 appears to outshine the others in the cluster, but in fact this is a foreground star about a tenth of the distance from Earth that happens to lie on the same line of sight as NGC 2126.


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