The Pleiades (Open Cluster)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 60 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Pleiades is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 17:29 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 27° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:22, 75° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:38, when it sinks to 12° above your western horizon.

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Name Pleiades
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Seven Sisters
M 45
Cr 42
Mel 22
Magnitude:1.31 (V)[2]
Right Ascension:03h47m [1]
Declination:+24°06' [1]
Distance:133.0 parsec
433.6 lightyears [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-4.31
17 Nov 2018  –  M45 is well placed
18 Nov 2019  –  M45 is well placed
03 Apr 2020, 20:55 EDT  –  Close approach of Venus and M45
17 Nov 2020  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2021  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2022  –  M45 is well placed
09 Aug 2023, 09:53 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M45
05 Sep 2023, 16:52 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M45




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