The Pleiades (M45)

Image of the Pleiades
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 110 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Pleiades is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:55 (EST), 57° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:11, 75° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:24, when it sinks below 12° above your western horizon.

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Name The Pleiades (M45)
Object type Open cluster
Other names
The Pleiades
The Seven Sisters
Subaru
M45[1]
Cr 42[3]
Mel 22[4]
Position
Constellation:Taurus
Magnitude:1.31 (V) [4]
Right ascension:03h47m [1]
Declination:+24°06' [1]
Distance:133.0 parsec
433.6 lightyrs [2]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.31
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

Events
18 Nov 2022  –  M45 is well placed
18 Nov 2023  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2024  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2025  –  M45 is well placed
18 Nov 2026  –  M45 is well placed
18 Nov 2027  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2028  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2029  –  M45 is well placed

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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