Coma Star Cluster (Melotte 111)

Melotte 111

The Coma Star Cluster (Melotte 111) is a large, conspicuous open cluster of roughly 100 stars, some as bright as fifth magnitude, arranged in a roughly triangular shape. It lies in the constellation Coma Berenices, below Gamma Com, and shows up well with binoculars.


visual magnitude 1.8
angular size 275'
distance 288 light-years
position R.A. 12h 25m, Dec. +26° 23'