The Spiral Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Spiral Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 22 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Spiral Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 20:56 (EDT) – 9 hours and 24 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 75° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:09.

Name Spiral Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 34
NGC 1039
Cr 31
Mel 17
Position
Constellation:Perseus
Magnitude:5.20 (V)[1]
5.37 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.17
Right Ascension:02h42m [1]
Declination:+42°44' [1]
Distance:499.0 parsec
1626.7 lightyears [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.29

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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