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NGC 2539

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NGC 2539, an open cluster in Puppis. Estimated age of the cluster is 370 million years and contains several hundred possible members. The cluster lies about 4,400 light years away, the brighter star is 19 Puppis a multiple star system with six reported components The primary being a 4.7 magnitude yellow giant, and is a foreground star at 177 light years. 

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Puppis
  • Right Ascension: 08h 10m 37s
  • Declination: −12° 49′ 06″
  • Distance (Lightyears): 4,400
  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
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