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NGC 2354

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 2354
ConstellationCanis Major
Right Ascension7h 14m 1s
Declination-25° 43' 26"
Distancec.4,100 light years
c.1,300 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.50
Absolute: -4.72
DiameterApparent: 18'
Actual: 30 light years
Number of Starsc. 350
Optimum VisibilityJanuary

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* There is considerable uncertainty over the distance to this cluster. Parallax measurements give a distance of approximately 1,300 light years as shown here, but alternative techniques suggest that it may be much more remote than this, with some calculations suggesting a distance as great as 12,400 light years (or 3,800 parsecs).


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