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Eyes on the Sky: Open Cluster NGC 2301

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NGC 2301 (also Cr 119, Mel 54 and OCL 540) is a magnitude +6.0 open cluster located 2800 light-years awayin the constellation Monoceros.

The cluster was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculum reflector at Windsor Road, Slough, on the 27th December 1786.

Right Ascension 06h 51m 45.2s, Declination +00 27' 33"



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