NGC 2301

Alt. Designations: NGC 2301
Object Type: open cluster
Constellation: Monoceros
Distance: 1.65 kly
Right Ascension: 06h 51m 45.2s
Declination: +00° 27´ 33"
Visual Magnitude: 6
Apparent Dimension: 15.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Dec

NGC 2301 is an open cluster made up of 80 stars located in the constellation Monoceros. The latest age estimate is 210 million years and a recent distance estimate is 1,650 light years.