NGC 358

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NGC 358
Object type Open cluster Edit this on Wikidata
Observation data
(Epoch J2000.0)
Constellation Cassiopeia Edit this on Wikidata
01h 05m 03.6016s [1]
Declination +62° 01′ 41.223″ [1]
Distance 1700 ± 300

In visual light (V)
Apparent size
2.5' [2]
11.2 Edit this on Wikidata

NGC 358 is a very small open cluster of four stars in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It was originally thought to be an unrelated Asterism, but two of the members were found to have a similar distance of roughly 1700 light years, although the other two do not have well-constrained distances, so its exact nature is uncertain.

Individual Objects[edit]

Component Right Ascension Declination Diistancy (ly) Brightness Reference
TYC 4021-519-1 01h 05m 03.5s +62° 01′ 41.4″ 1700 ± 330 11.2
TYC 4021-575-1
CMC 600551
01h 05m 15.4s +62° 01′ 37.1″ 1600 ± 240 11.8 VizieR
TYC 4021-649-1 01h 05m 05.7s +62° 00′ 54.5″ 3800 ± 5400 11.6 VizieR
USNO-A2.0 1500-01120974 01h 05m 19s +62° 00′ 57″  ? 12.5 VizieR

USNO-A2.0

The asterism was discovered on February 4, 1865 by the German-Danish astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest.

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