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Messier 47
Messier 47
Credit: NASA, ESA

M47 (NGC 2422)

Messier 47 (NGC 2422) is an open cluster located in the constellation Puppis, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M47 is 1,600 light years away from Earth.

M47 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 4.2, and can be viewed with naked eye. M47 is 30' 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 2422
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 4.2
      1. Viewing:
      2. naked eye
      1. Size:
      2. 30'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 1,600 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 7h 36.6m
      1. Dec:
      2. -14 30'
      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.