March

The Object of the Month of March is NGC 2169 a small open cluster in the constellation Orion. Small, but easy to find in smaller scopes, it's stars range from mag. 8 to 12.

It's nickname is the "37 Cluster" since it resembles that number.

It is located in the upraised arm of Orion spanning about 7 light-years.

It is located about 3,600 light years away from us.

NGC 2169 was discovered by William Herschel on October 15, 1784.

 

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