January 2019 - NGC 2194

An open star cluster located in the constellation Orion in the his upraised arm and club. Near 73 Orionis.

NGC 2194 and has an apparent magnitude of 8.5 and lies near NGC 2169.

The cluster has 149 members down to 15th magnitude, with the brightest around 10 mag.

It is about 12,000 light years away. Discovered by William Herschel 1784.

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