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Messier 93
Messier 93
Credit: NASA, ESA

M93 (NGC 2447)

Messier 93 (NGC 2447) is an open cluster located in the constellation Puppis, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M93 is 3,400 light years away from Earth.

M93 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 6.2, and can be viewed with binoculars. M93 is 10' 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 2447
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 6.2
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 10'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 3,400 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 7h 44.6m
      1. Dec:
      2. -23 52'
      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.