M46

Messier 46

Designation:
M46
Object Type:
Open Cluster
Right Ascention:
7h 42m
Declination:
-14° 49'
Magnitude:
6.0
Distance:
5,400 light years
Constellation:
Puppis

Image Source: Scott MacNeill, Frosty Drew Observatory

Photos of M46:

Articles about M46:

Open Cluster and Planetary Nebula in Puppis

There’s a saying that goes, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.” In the case of the planetary nebula NGC 2438, “you can’t see the nebula for the stars.” NGC 2438 lies within the northern portion of the open cluster Messier 46 ... more