The open cluster NGC 659

Image of NGC 659
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , NGC 659 is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky shortly before dawn, when it will be lost to twilight around 04:41, 68° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 21:18 (EDT), 21° above your north-eastern horizon.

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Name NGC 659
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 19
Mel 10
Magnitude:7.90 (V) [3]
8.40 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.50
Right ascension:01h44m [2]
Declination:+60°40' [2]
Distance:1.9 kpc
6.3 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.54
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.




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