NGC 2420

Alt. Designations: NGC 2420
Object Type: open cluster
Constellation: Gemini
Distance: 8.6 kly
Right Ascension: 07h 38m 23.8s
Declination: +21° 34´ 27"
Visual Magnitude: 8.3
Apparent Dimension: 6.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Jan

NGC 2420 is an open cluster located in the constellation of Gemini. It is approximately 8,600 years light away from the Earth with a population of over 300 stars, and a diameter of about 30 light years. Its age is estimated at 1700 million years.