NGC 2451

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NGC 2451
NGC 2451.png
NGC 2451 (taken from Stellarium)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Puppis
Right ascension 07h 45m 24.0s[1]
Declination −37° 57′ 00″[1]
Distance 600 ly (NGC 2451A), 1,200 ly (NGC 2451B)[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 45[1]
Physical characteristics
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 2451 is an open cluster in the Puppis constellation, probably discovered by Giovanni Battista Hodierna before 1654 and John Herschel in 1835.[1] In 1994, it was postulated that this was actually two open clusters that lie along the same line of sight. This was confirmed in 1996. The respective clusters are labeled NGC 2451 A and NGC 2451 B, and they are located at distances of 600 and 1,200 light-years, respectively.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Seligman, Courtney. "Celestial Atlas: NGC Objects: NGC 2450 - 2499". Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  2. ^ Pöhnl, H.; Maitzen, H. M.; Paunzen, E. (April 2003). "On the evolutionary status of chemically peculiar stars of the upper main sequence". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 402: 247–252. arXiv:astro-ph/0303189. Bibcode:2003A&A...402..247P. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20030266.

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Coordinates: Sky map 07h 45.4m 00s, −37° 58′ 00″