The Auriga Salt-and-Pepper (Open Cluster)

Image of Auriga Salt-and-Pepper
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 11 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Auriga Salt-and-Pepper is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:54 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 74° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:03, 83° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:59, when it sinks to 21° above your north-western horizon.

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Name Auriga Salt-and-Pepper
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 37
NGC 2099
Cr 75
Mel 38
Magnitude:5.60 (V)[2]
6.19 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.59
Right Ascension:05h52m [1]
Declination:+32°33' [1]
Distance:1.4 kpc
4.5 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.10




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