Famous (Named) Open Clusters

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The image painted on the base grid is the relevant 15,557 ly x 15,557 ly section of the NASA/JPL-Caltech Milky Way map. The smallest circle around the Sun has a radius of 750 light years, the larger circle a radius of 5,000 light years. The base grid parallels the galactic plane, and lies 551 light years (ly) below the actual galactic plane. The Open Clusters lie in the Sagittarius Arm, the Orion Spur and in the Perseus Arm.

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Star Clusters and Nebulae