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 Cambridge , Spiral Cluster is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 80° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 18:40, 89° above your north-eastern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:30, when it sinks below 20° above your north-western horizon.

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Name Spiral Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 34
NGC 1039
Cr 31
Mel 17
Magnitude:5.20 (V) [3]
5.37 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.17
Right ascension:02h42m [2]
Declination:+42°44' [2]
Distance:499.0 parsec
1626.7 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.29




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