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Messier 41

M41, A Winter Favourite
Four degrees due south of Sirius, you'll find the fine open star cluster M41.  With a mix of hot blue-white stars and a few red giants, this cluster presents a range of contrasting colour and brightness.  In dark skies, you can see this cluster with the naked eye.  But it looks best at low power in a modest telescope or pair of binoculars.  It's primed for viewing in the late evening this time of year.

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