M41 is an open cluster that can be found 4 degrees south of Canis Major. It lies 2,300 Light-Years away from us.  M41 contains about 100 stars including several red giants.


The cluster is estimated to be moving away from us at 23.3 Kilometers per second.  The diameter of the cluster is 25, 26 light-years and is between 190 and 240 years old.





M41 Open Cluster