Messier 93, An Open Cluster

Messier 93. Image Credit: Wikisky
Messier 93: At 3,600 light years away Messier 93 is a bright open cluster that does well in any sized instrument and urban skies. At around 100 million years old this cluster has 80 stars. Messier 93 is a rather dense cluster and the larger the instrument you have, the more stars you will be able to see. To find this cluster first find the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. Then move Southeast to Omicron 2 Canis Majoris. Then scan East about ten degrees and you’ll find Messier 93. In the darkest of skies the cluster will appear as a blur to the naked eye, but in Urban skies it will require at least binoculars or a finderscope.

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