Target winter clusters
January 2013: NGC 2169, M38 and NGC 1907
November 19, 2012
Open clusters are a real treat, especially when they provide views that can spark our imagination, making them memorable by the shapes they form. A great example is NGC 2169 in Orion, which lies about 50' south-southeast of magnitude 4.4 Nu (ν) Orionis. This little gem, packed full of colorful single and double stars and patterns, measures 5' by 7'.
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