The open cluster IC 4996

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , IC 4996 is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 18:07 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 22° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 58 minutes after the Sun at 20:55 (EST). In the morning, it will rise at 03:07 – 4 hours and 7 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 24° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:04.

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Name IC 4996
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 418
Magnitude:7.30 (V) [3]
7.87 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.57
Right ascension:20h16m [2]
Declination:+37°33' [2]
Distance:2.4 kpc
7.8 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.60
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.






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