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name: aristotle's cluster
name (alternate): messier 41
typ (catalog): open cluster (messier)
coordinates: (J2000)
ra: 6 h 46 m 0 s dec: -20 ° 46 ' 0 "
coord. for easier usage:
ra: 6.76667 dec: -19.23333 usage is easier but not so exact
please remember:
some of the values can slighty differ by day and condition.
distance (approx.):
710.00 parsec convert this
brightness (visible):
4.50 mag visible to the naked eye
redshift:
not added yet
constellation:
canis major (cma) symbolism: the big dog
proofpic: avaiable, please request if needed
different size: not added yet
additional Info: caltech, google, google images, simbad, wikipedia
extra text: also called ngc 2287, the cluster itself covers an area around the size of the full moon
image (max. 500kb): no image added yet
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processing: it's recommended to use: open cluster
visible: yes