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Zodiac: Libra
Sep 24 - Oct 23
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Messier 40 (Winnecke 4)

Messier object number 40 (NGC -1) is a double star and in the constellation of Great Bear. It is also known as the Winnecke 4. It is approximately 510 lightyears away from earth.
Image credit: Atlas Image obtained as part of the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation.
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