The bright star clusters Messier 47 and Messier 46 in the constellation of Puppis

This chart shows the constellation of Puppis (The Poop) and includes all the stars that can be seen with the unaided eye on a clear and dark night. This region of the sky includes some bright star clusters, chief amongst them Messier 47 (circled) and its contrasting sister cluster Messier 46. Both clusters are well seen in small telescopes, with Messier 47 having far fewer, but brighter, stars.

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Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Des 17, 2014, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1441
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Nafn:M 47
Tegund:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Flokkur:Illustrations

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