NGC 2099

m37,open cluster,star cluster

Messier 37

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Messier 37 (M37) is an open cluster in the constellation Auriga. It has the designation NGC 2099 in the New General Catalogue.

Messier 37 is the brightest, richest and largest of the three open clusters in this constellation that were catalogued by Messier. The cluster has an apparent magnitude of 6.2 and lies at a distance of 4,511 light years from Earth.
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