Coma Star Cluster

The Coma Star Cluster is a small but nearby open cluster located in the constellation Coma Berenices. The cluster contains about 40 brighter stars with a common proper motion. The brighter stars of the cluster make out a distinctive


The Coma Star Cluster is a small but nearby open cluster located in the constellation Coma Berenices. The cluster contains about 40 brighter stars with a common proper motion. The brighter stars of the cluster make out a distinctive "V" shape as seen when Coma Berenices is rising. The cluster used to represent the tail of Leo. However, in around 240 BC, Ptolemy III renamed it for the Egyptian queen Berenice's legendary sacrifice of her hair.
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