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Messier 35
Messier 35
Credit: NASA, ESA

M35 (NGC 2168)

Messier 35 (NGC 2168) is an open cluster located in the constellation Gemini, in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M35 is 3,900 light years away from Earth.

M35 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 5.1, and can be viewed with naked eye (barely). M35 is 28' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 2168
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 5.1
      1. Viewing:
      2. naked eye (barely)
      1. Size:
      2. 28'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 3,900 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 6h 8.9m
      1. Dec:
      2. 24 20'
      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.