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Messier 36

M36 (NGC 1960)

Messier 36 (NGC 1960) is a open cluster located in the constellation Auriga, in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies.

M36 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 6.5*, and can be viewed with small binoculars. It is 12' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 1960
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 6.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. small binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 12'
      1. RA:
      2. 5h 36.1
      1. Dec:
      2. 34 08'
      1. Season:
      2. winter
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Perseus Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.