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NGC 2175

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 2175
Other DesignationsAssociated with the Monkey Head Nebula, NGC 2174 (which is itself sometimes designated NGC 2175)
ConstellationOrion
Right Ascension6h 9m 39s
Declination+20° 29' 12"
Distance6,350 light years
1,940 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +1.2
Absolute: -4.3
DiameterApparent: 22'
Actual: 34 light years
Optimum VisibilityJanuary
NotesThis is a cluster of young stars embedded within the Monkey Head Nebula in northern Orion, more than six thousand light years from the Solar System. Note that the NGC numbers used for the cluster and its surrounding nebula are applied differently by different sources, but here we follow the convention of using NGC 2175 for the open cluster, and NGC 2174 for the nebula in which it lies.

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