Alpha Persei Moving Cluster, Mel 20

Alpha Persei Moving Cluster, Mel 20

Open Cluster Melotte 20

in Perseus

The Alpha Persei Moving Cluster

Right Ascension 03 : 22 (h:m)
Declination +49 : (deg:m)
Distance 0.601 (kly)
Visual Brightness 1.2 (mag)
Apparent Dimension 185 (arc min)

This moving cluster was probably first cataloged as a nebulous object by


The distance of this cluster has recently been measured by ESA’s Hipparcos

satellite, as 601 light years (previously, it had been thought to be at 554

light years).

Hartmut Frommert

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Christine Kronberg

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[Non-Messier Indexes]

Last Modification: 8 Mar 1998, 21:15 MET

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