The Pinwheel Cluster (Open Cluster)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Pinwheel Cluster is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:21 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 46° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:59, 85° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:55, when it sinks below 21° 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
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

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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