M37

Observed:  Points: 20

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General Info

TypeOpen Cluster
ConstellationAuriga
Right ascension5h52'18.300''
Declination+32°33'11''
Magnitude6.200
Distance4,400ly
Size24 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC2099, M37
Discovered 1654 Giovanni Hodierna

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M37

Orion XT8
20 points

Orange star in a field of blue stars. very densely packed star field and very large cluster. very faint stars.

M37

Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
20 points

I observed M37 after M36 and M38. It is similar to M36 in size and brightness but without the interesting features of a background cluster or a nearby companion (or a satellite, for that matter) but with a nice wide FOV eyepiece this triplet of clusters was easy to find.

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