NGC 2232

Alt. Designations: NGC 2232
Object Type: open cluster
Constellation: Monoceros
Distance: 1.35 kly
Right Ascension: 06h 28m 01.1s
Declination: -04° 50´ 51"
Visual Magnitude: 4.2
Apparent Dimension: 45.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Dec

NGC2232 is a bright open cluster in Monoceros containing roughly 22 stars. The brightest star near the center of the image is 10 Monocerotis. Distance to NGC 2232 is estimated at 1350 light years.