M37, NGC 2099

M37 is an open star cluster in the constellation Auriga. It contains approximately 200 stars within its 27 light-year diameter and is located some 4600 light-years away. M37 is the brightest and richest of three clusters in the same general region of the sky, the others being M36 and M38. The present picture is a color composite of CCD images from the 0.9-meter telescope of the Kitt Peak National Observatory, near Tucson, Arizona, taken in December 1994. Image size 14.2x11.3 arc minutes.

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NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-m37
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:2500 x 2000 px

About the Object

Name:M37, NGC 2099
Category:Star Clusters

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