Deep Sky

Constellation  Monoceros
Magnitude 3.9
Distance 1,305 light-years

There are some 20 stars in this open cluster. It also is one of the nearest open clusters to earth.  It is also in the  unique position for transition from T Tauri activity to the Zero Age Main Wequence.
A lot of the open clusters can be found in both Monoceros and Puppis, because it is a dust free region of our Milky Way spiral arm..
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