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Encyclopedia > Messier 41

Open Cluster M41 (also known as Messier Object 41, Messier 41, M41, or NGC 2287) is an open cluster in the Canis Major constellation. It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654 and was perhaps known to Aristotle about 325 BC. M41 is lying about 4 degrees nearly exactly south of Sirius and contains about 100 stars.

External links

  • Messier 41, SEDS Messier pages (http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m041.html)

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: List of messier objects (5156 words)
Messier 23 Open Cluster M23 (also known as Messier Object 23 or NGC 6494) is an open cluster in the constellation Sagittarius.
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Messier added it by hand to his personal copy in 1781.
It was discovered by Messier's colleague, Pierre Mechain, in 1782 and was not included in the original publication of the catalog.
M110 was discovered by Messier in 1783 when he discovered M31, but it was not included in his catalog at the time.
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