NGC 559

NGC 559
Observation data
Constellation Cassiopeia
Right ascension 01h 29m 33.2s
Declination +63° 18 05
Distance 3700 ly (1140 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V) +9.5
Apparent dimensions (V) 7.0[1]
Physical characteristics
Other designations Caldwell 8

NGC 559, also Caldwell 8, is an open cluster and Caldwell object in the constellation Cassiopeia. It shines at magnitude +9.5. Its celestial coordinates are RA 01h 29.5m, dec +63° 18. It is located near the open cluster NGC 637, and the bright magnitude +2.2 irregular variable star Gamma Cassiopeiae. The cluster is 7 arcmins across.[1]

Map showing the location of NGC 559


  1. 1 2 Seligman, Courtney. "Celestial Atlas: NGC Objects: NGC 550 - 599". Archived from the original on 26 July 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015.

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