NGC 2169, the "37 Cluster"   HOME INDEX BACK NEXT

Open Cluster in Orion 

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This small but distinct open cluster consists of about 20 stars. It is nicknamed the "37 Cluster" because of its resemblance to those two digits. It is located in the vicinity of the raised hand of Orion, the hnuter, about 7 degrees northeast of the bright red star Betelgeuse.

Magnitude 5.9
Apparent Size 7'
Distance (light yrs) 3,600
Right Ascension 6:08.4
Declination +13 57

Image details:  Exposure times of 39 minutes luminance, and 15 minutes each of red, green, and blue, taken with an SBIG ST-8300M imager and a 14" Meade LX850 telescope at f/5.5.

January 2016