The open cluster M 41

Image of M 41
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 12 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M 41 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:23 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 24° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:43.

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Name M 41
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 2287
Cr 118
Mel 52
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.

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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