NGC 2281

NGC 2281 is an open cluster in the constellation Auriga.

NGC 2281
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NGC 2281 (taken from Stellarium)
Credit: Roberto Mura
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension06h 48m 17.(0)s[1]
Declination+41° 04′ 4(2)″[1]
Distance1,820 ly (558 pc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)5.4[3]
Apparent dimensions (V)25′[3]
Physical characteristics
Estimated age610[4] million
Other designationsCr 116, Mel 51, C0645+411, OCL-446
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters
Map showing the location of NGC 2281


  1. ^ a b Wu, Zhen-Yu; et al. (November 2009), "The orbits of open clusters in the Galaxy", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 399 (4): 2146–2164, arXiv:0909.3737, Bibcode:2009MNRAS.399.2146W, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15416.x.
  2. ^ Kharchenko, N. V.; et al. (August 2005), "Astrophysical parameters of Galactic open clusters", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 438 (3): 1163–1173, arXiv:astro-ph/0501674, Bibcode:2005A&A...438.1163K, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20042523.
  3. ^ a b O'Meara, Steve (2007), Herschel 400 Observing Guide, Cambridge University Press, pp. 25–26, ISBN 978-0521858939.
  4. ^ Kharchenko, N. V.; et al. (2013), "Global survey of star clusters in the Milky Way. II. The catalogue of basic parameters", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 558: A53, arXiv:1308.5822, Bibcode:2013A&A...558A..53K, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201322302.

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Coordinates:   06h 48m 18s, +41° 05′ 00″