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Messier 93

M93 (NGC 2447)

Messier 93 (NGC 2447) is a open cluster located in the constellation Puppis, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies.

M93 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 6.5*, and can be viewed with small binoculars. It is 22' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 2447
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 6.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. small binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 22'
      1. RA:
      2. 7h 44.6m
      1. Dec:
      2. -23 52'
      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.