NGC 2281

Alt. Designations: NGC 2281
Object Type: open cluster
Constellation: Auriga
Distance: 1.82 kly
Right Ascension: 06h 48m 17.8s
Declination: +41° 04´ 44"
Visual Magnitude: 5.4
Apparent Dimension: 25.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Dec

NGC 2281 is a sparse open cluster located in the constellation of Auriga. It is located at a distance of 1,819 light-years, with an angular dimension of 25 arc seconds. NGC 2281 has an estimated age of 300 million years.