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Messier 46

M46 (NGC 2437)

Messier 46 (NGC 2437) is a open cluster located in the constellation Puppis, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies.

M46 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 6.5*, and can be viewed with small binoculars. It is 27' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 2437
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 6.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. small binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 27'
      1. RA:
      2. 7h 41.8m
      1. Dec:
      2. -14 49'
      1. Season:
      2. winter
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Orion Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

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