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NGC 2169 (also 37 Cluster, Collinder 83 and OCL 481) is a magnitude +5.9 open cluster located 3,600 light-years away in the constellation Orion.

The open cluster was discovered by Italian astronomer Giovanni Battista Hodierna with probably a 1-inch 20x Galilean telescope in the castle of his patron Carlo Tomasi et Caro, in Palma di Montechiaro sometime before 1654.

The open cluster was rediscovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculum reflector at Datchet, Berkshire on the 15th October 1784.

Right Ascension 06h 08m 24.3s, Declination +13 57' 53"



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NGC 2169, is an open cluster in the Orion constellation. It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654 and discovered by William Herschel on October 15, 1784. NGC 2169 is at a distance of about 3,600 light years away from Earth. It is nicknamed "The '37' Cluster" due to its striking resemblance to the numerals "37."
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Google earth file: NGC 2169.kmz (1kb, kmz)



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