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NGC 2477

Index NGC 2477

NGC 2477 is an open cluster in the constellation Puppis. [1]

10 relations: Caldwell catalogue, Constellation, Globular cluster, Light-year, Messier 46, Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, Open cluster, Parsec, Puppis, Robert Burnham Jr..

Caldwell catalogue

The Caldwell Catalogue is an astronomical catalogue of 109 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies for observation by amateur astronomers.

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Constellation

A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.

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Globular cluster

A globular cluster is a spherical collection of stars that orbits a galactic core as a satellite.

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Light-year

The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.

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Messier 46

Messier 46 (also known as M 46 or NGC 2437) is an open cluster in the constellation of Puppis.

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Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille

Abbé Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, formerly sometimes spelled de la Caille, (15 March 1713 – 21 March 1762) was a French astronomer.

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Open cluster

An open cluster is a group of up to a few thousand stars that were formed from the same giant molecular cloud and have roughly the same age.

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Parsec

The parsec (symbol: pc) is a unit of length used to measure large distances to astronomical objects outside the Solar System.

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Puppis

Puppis is a constellation in the southern sky.

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Robert Burnham Jr.

Robert Burnham Jr. (June 16, 1931 – March 20, 1993) was an American astronomer, best known for writing the classic three-volume Burnham's Celestial Handbook.

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Redirects here:

Caldwell 71, NGC2477, Open Cluster NGC 2477.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_2477

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