M41 (NGC 2287)
Object Type: Open Cluster
RA: 6h 45m 59s
Dec: -20° 45' 15"
Recommended minimum aperture: 50mm
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M41 is 4° south of α Canis Majoris (Sirius).
What You Should See:
This bright cluster is visible to the naked eye (it was noted by Aristotle) in a transparent sky. In 10×50 binoculars, half a dozen or so stars are resolved against a background glow.
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