Sky Shallow Sky
Chasing Observing Handbook
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aka NGC 2099, Melotte 38, Collinder 75, Raab 28, OCL 451
RA: 05h52m22.3s, Dec: +32°32'40" (2000) in Auriga
Distance: 4400 ly
Age: 199 Myrs
requirements to detect: any telescope under urban skies
37 is one of the finest open clusters, particularly for smaller
telescopes (< 10 inches). Sometimes overshadowed by it's
neighbors M36 and M38, this cluster is not to be overlooked.
are some 150 stars down to magnitude 12.5 within a 23' circle.
This cluster of stars formed together around 200 million years ago and
lies at a distance of 4400 light years.
field in an 6-inch f/8 at 50x. North is down and east is to the
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