The Heart-Shaped Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Heart-Shaped Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 14 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Heart-Shaped Cluster is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 19:00 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 35° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:56, 42° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:31, when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Heart-Shaped Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 50
NGC 2323
Cr 124
Mel 58
Magnitude:5.90 (V) [3]
6.27 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.37
Right ascension:07h02m [2]
Declination:-08°21' [2]
Distance:950.0 parsec
3097.0 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.99




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