The open cluster NGC 1342

Image of NGC 1342
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , NGC 1342 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:26 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:47, 85° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:04, when it sinks below 22° above your north-western horizon.

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Name NGC 1342
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 40
Mel 21
Magnitude:6.70 (V) [3]
7.35 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.65
Right ascension:03h31m [2]
Declination:+37°22' [2]
Distance:665.0 parsec
2167.9 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-2.41




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