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Messier M41

M41 (NGC 2287) is a open cluster located within the constellation Canis Major, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

M41 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 5.0*, and can be viewed with naked eye (barely). It is 38' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 2287
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 5.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. naked eye (barely)
      1. Size:
      2. 38'
      1. RA:
      2. 6h 47.0m
      1. Dec:
      2. -20 44'
      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.



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