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Lesson Tag: Auriga

M38, The Starfish Cluster

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M38 (NGC 1912) Open Cluster 05h 28m 40s +35° 50′ 00″ Auriga +6.4 20.0 arcmin Overview This is the third bright Messier cluster in Auriga, after M36 and M37 (links open the VAC observation guides in a new tab). Known as the Starfish Cluster, it is a …

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M36, The Pinwheel Cluster

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M36 (NGC 1960) Open Cluster 05h 36m 18s +34° 08′ 00″ Auriga +6.0 10.0 arcmins Overview The constellation of Auriga has our Milky Way galaxy running through it. This makes it a rich star field and one that has some lovely open clusters inside. Three of the …

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M37, Open Cluster in Auriga

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M37 (NGC 2099) Open Cluster 05h 52m 18s +32° 33′ 00″ Auriga +5.6 14.0 arcmins Overview Our second open cluster in Auriga (after M36) is a beauty. This is a rich cluster, bright enough to be seen with the naked eye in dark locations, and the cluster …

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