The Spiral Cluster (M34)

Image of the Spiral Cluster
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 22 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Spiral Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:24 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 56° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:45.

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Name The Spiral Cluster (M34)
Object type Open cluster
Other names
The Spiral Cluster
M34[1]
NGC 1039[3]
Cr 31[4]
Mel 17[5]
Position
Right ascension:02h42m [3]
Declination:+42°44' [3]
Constellation:Perseus
Magnitude:5.20 (V) [5]
5.37 (B) [3]
Distance:499.0 parsec
1626.7 lightyrs [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.17
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.29
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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