M103

 

Object Type: Open Cluster
Scope: C-9.25" SCT
Exposure 55 minutes

 

 

Messier 103 (also known as M103, or NGC 581) is an open cluster in the constellation Cassiopeia. It was discovered by Pierre M√©chain in 1781. 

 

M103 is about 25 million years old and at a distance of about 10,000 light-years from Earth. M103 is also the last Messier object to be cataloged by Charles Messier himself .

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