The open cluster M 41

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 12 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M 41 is visible between 19:51 and 00:55. It will become accessible around 19:51, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 22:21, 28° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 00:55 when it sinks below 19° above your south-western horizon.

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Name M 41
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 2287
Cr 118
Mel 52
Position
Constellation:Canis Major
Magnitude:4.50 (V) [3]
4.89 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.39
Right ascension:06h45m [2]
Declination:-20°45' [2]
Distance:710.0 parsec
2314.6 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.76
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

Events
01 Jan 2021  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2022  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2023  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2024  –  M41 is well placed
01 Jan 2025  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2026  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2027  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2028  –  M41 is well placed

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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