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Messier Index/M103

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Messier 103 (also known as M103, or NGC 581) is an w:open cluster in the w:constellation Cassiopeia. It was discovered by w:Pierre Méchain in w:1781[citation needed]. M103 is at a distance of about 8,000 w:light-years from w:Earth.

NGC 581
Messier object 103.jpg
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Right ascension 01h 33.2m
Declination +60° 42′
Distance 8.5 kly ()
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.4
Apparent dimensions (V) 6.0'
Other designations M103

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