NGC 358

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NGC 358
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Right ascension 01h 05m 11.00s[1]
Declination+62° 01′ 18.0″[1]
Distance1700 ± 300
Apparent dimensions (V)2.5′[2]
Physical characteristics
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

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.

The asterism was discovered on February 4, 1865 by the German-Danish astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest.[3]

Individual Objects[edit]

Component Right Ascension Declination Distance (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


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NGC 358". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  2. ^ Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Archived 2007-10-20 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Seligman, Courtney. "NGC 358". Celestial Atlas. Retrieved 7 December 2018.