The open cluster NGC 2281

Image of NGC 2281
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , NGC 2281 is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 18:27, when it rises to an altitude of 20° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:07, 88° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:53, 38° above your north-western horizon.

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Name NGC 2281
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 116
Mel 51
Magnitude:5.40 (V) [3]
6.05 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.65
Right ascension:06h48m [2]
Declination:+41°04' [2]
Distance:558.0 parsec
1819.1 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.33




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