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IC 2159

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberIC 2159 (associated with the Monkey Head Nebula, NGC 2174)
Right Ascension6h 9m 54s
Declination+20° 25' 0"
Distancec.6,400 light years
c.2,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +7.6
Absolute: -3.9
Note that independent magnitude values are not recorded for IC 2159; the magnitudes shown here refer to the surrounding Monkey Head Nebula
Mean DiameterNot specified
Optimum VisibilityJanuary