The open cluster IC 4996

Image of IC 4996
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Seattle , IC 4996 is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 18:15 (PST) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 14 minutes after the Sun at 22:10 (PST). In the morning, it will rise at 02:14 – 5 hours and 33 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 28° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:28.

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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




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