Messier Index/M35

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Messier 35
M35atlas.jpg
Credit: w:2MASS/w:NASA.
Observation data (w:J2000 epoch)
Constellation Gemini
Right ascension 06h 09.1m[1]
Declination +24° 21′[1]
Distance 2800 ()
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.30
Apparent dimensions (V) 28
Other designations NGC 2168[1]

Messier 35 (also known as M 35, or NGC 2168) is an w:open cluster in the constellation Gemini. It was discovered by w:Philippe Loys de Chéseaux in w:1745 and independently discovered by w:John Bevis before w:1750. The cluster is scattered over an area of the sky almost the size of the full moon and is located 2,800 w:parsecs from Earth.

References

  1. a b c "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for Messier 35. http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/Simbad. Retrieved 2006-12-08. 

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