NGC 2240

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NGC 2240
NGC2240 - SDSS DR14 (panorama).jpg
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationAuriga constellation
Right ascension 06h 33m 10.5s
Declination+35° 15′ 02″
Apparent dimensions (V)11'
Physical characteristics
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 2240 is an open cluster in the constellation Auriga. It was discovered by William Herschel on January 3, 1786,[1] and is located about 5.1 thousand light-years away.


  1. ^ "Celestial Atlas". Courtney Seligman. Retrieved 2015-06-02.