NGC 1027

Alt. Designations: NGC 1027
Object Type: open cluster
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Distance: 3.3 kly
Right Ascension: 02h 42m 40.0s
Declination: +61° 35´ 42"
Visual Magnitude: 6.7
Apparent Dimension: 15.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Oct

Located in the constellation of Cassiopeia NGC 1027 is visually just outside of the emission nebula know as the "Heart Nebula", but at a distance of 3,300 light years it is about half way between Earth and the nebula.