The Pleiades (Open Cluster)

Image of Pleiades
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 60 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Pleiades is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:53 (EDT) – 6 hours and 27 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 61° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:32.

Name Pleiades
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Seven Sisters
Subaru
M 45
Cr 42
Mel 22
Position
Constellation:Taurus
Magnitude:1.60 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:03h47m [1]
Declination:+24°06' [1]
Distance:133.0 parsec
433.6 lightyears [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-4.02
Events
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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39.04°N
77.49°W
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