Messier 38 (NGC1912) is one of the three well known open clusters in the constellation Auriga.

This cluster lies at a distance of about 4.200 light years and is approximately 25 light years in diameter.
The much smaller cluster just to the right of M38 is NGC1907.

NGC1907 lies at a distance of about 4.500 light years and only contains about 30 stars.
At a visual magnitude of 8.2 it is a bit fainter than M38 (7.4).

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Name M38
Type Open cluster
Constellation Auriga
Right ascension 5h 28m 42s
Declination +35° 51′ 18″
Distance 4.200 ly
Other designations NGC1912