The Spiral Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Spiral Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 35 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Spiral Cluster is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 33° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:02, 86° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:38, when it sinks to 20° above your north-western horizon.

Name Spiral Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 34
NGC 1039
Collinder 31
Melotte 17
Position
Constellation:Perseus
Brightness (V):Mag 5.2
Right Ascension:02h42m
Declination:+42°46'
Distance:499.0 parsec
1626.7 lightyears
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.29

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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