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name: alpha persei cluster
name (alternate): melotte 20
typ (catalog): open cluster (unknown catalog)
coordinates: (J2000)
ra: 3 h 26.9 m 0 s dec: 49 ° 7 ' 0 "
coord. for easier usage:
ra: 3.43333 dec: 49.11667 usage is easier but not so exact
please remember:
some of the values can slighty differ by day and condition.
distance (approx.):
600 light years convert this
brightness (visible):
1.20 mag visible to the naked eye
redshift:
not added yet
constellation:
perseus (per) symbolism: the hero
proofpic: avaiable, please request if needed
different size: not added yet
additional Info: caltech, google, google images, simbad, wikipedia
extra text: also known as collinder 39, the age of this cluster is about 50-70 million years
image (max. 500kb): no image added yet
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processing: it's recommended to use: open cluster
visible: yes