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 Ashburn (click to change), M 41 is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 4° below the horizon at dawn.

Name M 41
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 2287
Cr 118
Mel 52
Constellation:Canis Major
Magnitude:4.50 (V)[1]
4.89 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.39
Right Ascension:06h45m [1]
Declination:-20°45' [1]
Distance:710.0 parsec
2314.6 lightyears [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-4.76
02 Jan 2019  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2020  –  M41 is well placed
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