M41 (NGC 2287)
Messier 41 (NGC 2287) is an open cluster located in the constellation Canis Major, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M41 is 2,300 light years away from Earth.
M41 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 4.5, and can be viewed with naked eye. M41 is 38' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.