Messier 93 (also known as M 93 or NGC 2447) is an w:open cluster in the w:constellation w:Puppis. It was discovered by w:Charles Messier in w:1781.

Messier 93
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Right ascension07h 44.6m
Declination−23° 52′
Distance3.6 kly (1.1 kpc)
Apparent magnitude (V)6.0
Apparent dimensions (V)22.0′
Other designationsNGC 2447

M93 is at a distance of about 3,600 w:light years from w:Earth and has a spatial radius of some 10 to 12 light years. Its age is estimated at some 100 million w:years.

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