The Pinwheel Cluster (Open Cluster)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 12 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Pinwheel Cluster is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:16 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 45° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:00, 85° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:56, when it sinks to 22° above your north-western horizon.

Name Pinwheel Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 36
NGC 1960
Collinder 71
Melotte 37
Position
Constellation:Auriga
Brightness (V):Mag 6.0
Right Ascension:05h36m
Declination:+34°07'
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.3 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-4.62

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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