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Messier 37
Messier 37
Credit: NASA, ESA

M37 (NGC 2099)

Messier 37 (NGC 2099) is an open cluster located in the constellation Auriga, in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M37 is 4,500 light years away from Earth.

M37 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 6.2, and can be viewed with binoculars. M37 is 24' 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 2099
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 6.2
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 24'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 4,500 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 5h 52.4m
      1. Dec:
      2. 32 33'
      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.