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NGC 2296

IC 452

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumbersNGC 2296, IC 452
ConstellationCanis Major
Right Ascension6h 48m 39s
Declination-16° 54' 6"
DistanceNot established, but within the Milky Way Galaxy
DimensionsApparent: 0.6' x 0.4'
Optimum VisibilityJanuary
NotesNGC 2296 is a reflection nebula, visible because of reflected starlight. It lies on a close line of sight with the brilliant star Sirius, so that when viewed from Earth it appears less than a degree from the brightest star in the sky.