NGC 2281

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NGC 2281
NGC 2281.png
NGC 2281 (taken from Stellarium)
Credit: Roberto Mura
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Auriga
Right ascension 06h 48m 17.(0)s[1]
Declination +41° 04′ 4(2)″[1]
Distance 1,820 ly (558 pc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.4[3]
Apparent dimensions (V) 25′[3]
Physical characteristics
Estimated age 610[4] million
Other designations C0645+411, Collinder 116, Melotte 51, OCL-446
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters
Map showing the location of NGC 2281

NGC 2281 is an open cluster in the constellation Auriga.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wu, Zhen-Yu; et al. (November 2009), "The orbits of open clusters in the Galaxy", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 399 (4): 2146–2164, Bibcode:2009MNRAS.399.2146W, arXiv:0909.3737Freely accessible, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15416.x. 
  2. ^ Kharchenko, N. V.; et al. (August 2005), "Astrophysical parameters of Galactic open clusters", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 438 (3): 1163–1173, Bibcode:2005A&A...438.1163K, arXiv:astro-ph/0501674Freely accessible, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20042523. 
  3. ^ a b O'Meara, Steve (2007), Herschel 400 Observing Guide, Cambridge University Press, pp. 25−26, ISBN 0521858933. 
  4. ^ Kharchenko, N. V.; et al. (2013), "Global survey of star clusters in the Milky Way. II. The catalogue of basic parameters", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 558: A53, Bibcode:2013A&A...558A..53K, arXiv:1308.5822Freely accessible, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201322302. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 06h 48m 18s, +41° 05′ 00″