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Messier 67
Messier 67 King Cobra Cluster
Credit: NASA, ESA

M67 (NGC 2628) - King Cobra Cluster

Messier 67 (NGC 2628), also known as the King Cobra Cluster, is an open cluster located in the constellation Cancer, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M67 is 2,700 light years away from Earth.

M67 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 6.1, and can be viewed with binoculars. M67 is 30' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. King Cobra Cluster
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 2628
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 6.1
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 30'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 2,700 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 8h 50.4m
      1. Dec:
      2. 11 49'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      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.