The Pinwheel Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Pinwheel Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Pinwheel Cluster is visible between 18:18 and 06:07. It will become accessible at around 18:18, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:14, 85° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 06:07 when it sinks to 22° above your north-western horizon.

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Name Pinwheel Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 36
NGC 1960
Cr 71
Mel 37
Magnitude:6.00 (V)[2]
6.09 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.09
Right Ascension:05h36m [1]
Declination:+34°08' [1]
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.3 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-4.62




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