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Messier 38

Messier 37. (*)

Messier 38
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Constellation Auriga
Right ascension 5h 28m 42s
Declination +35° 51′ 18″
Distance 4.2 kly (1.3 kpc)
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.4
Apparent dimensions (V) 21′
Other designations NGC 1912
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

Messier 38 (also known as M38 or NGC 1912) is an open cluster in the Auriga constellation.

It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654 and independently found by Le Gentil in 1749. M38 is at a distance of about 3,420 light years away from Earth.[1]


1. ^ Majaess D., Turner D., Lane D. (2007), In Search of Possible Associations between Planetary Nebulae and Open Clusters, PASP, 119, 1349


* Messier 38, SEDS Messier pages

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