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 Cambridge , Pinwheel Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:06 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 42° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:40.

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Name Pinwheel Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 36
NGC 1960
Cr 71
Mel 37
Position
Constellation:Auriga
Magnitude:6.00 (V) [3]
6.09 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.09
Right ascension:05h36m [2]
Declination:+34°08' [2]
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.3 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.62
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

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42.38°N
71.11°W
EDT

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