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Messier 67

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Messier 67 is an open cluster located in the constellation of Cancer. It is one of the older closest open clusters at an estimated age of 3.2 to 5 billion years. Most clusters tend to disperse after their formation, but M67 is expected to stay together for another 5 billion years. It contains at least 500 members and has undergone mass segregation where the more massive stars have migrated towards the center of the cluster.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Cancer
  • Right Ascension: 08h 51.3m
  • Declination: +11° 49′
  • Distance (Lightyears): 2,600+
  • Telescope: Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
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