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Messier M47

M47 (NGC 2422) is a open cluster located within the constellation Puppis, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

M47 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 4.5*, and can be viewed with naked eye. It is 30' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 2422
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 4.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. naked eye
      1. Size:
      2. 30'
      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.



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