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 Seattle , M 41 is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 04:45, when it reaches an altitude of 18° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 06:10, 21° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:18, 21° above your southern horizon.

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Name M 41
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 2287[3]
Cr 118[4]
Mel 52[5]
Position
Constellation:Canis Major
Magnitude:4.50 (V) [5]
4.89 (B) [3]
B-V Color (mag):0.39
Right ascension:06h45m [3]
Declination:-20°45' [3]
Distance:710.0 parsec
2314.6 lightyrs [2]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.76
Visibility from Seattle

All times shown in Seattle local time.

Events
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
01 Jan 2029  –  M41 is well placed

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