NGC 659

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NGC 659
NGC 659.png
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Right ascension 1h 44m 4s[1]
Declination +60° 40′[1]
Distance 8.2 kly[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.9[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 6.0′[3]
Physical characteristics
Mass 105 to 106 M
Radius 7.5[2]
Estimated age 20my[2]
Other designations NGC 659, OCL 332
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters
Map showing the location of NGC 659

NGC 659 is an open cluster in the Cassiopeia constellation. It was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NGC 659 -- Open (galactic) Cluster". Simbad. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c O'Meara, Stephen James (2007). Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasures. Cambridge University Press. p. 48. ISBN 9780521837040. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ Seligman, Courtney. "Celestial Atlas: NGC Objects: NGC 650 - 699". cseligman.com. Archived from the original on 27 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.

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Coordinates: Sky map 01h 44m 24s, +60° 40′ 24″