The Pleiades (Open Cluster)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Pleiades is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 17:46, when it rises 12° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:55, 75° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:09, 13° above your western horizon.

Name Pleiades
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Seven Sisters
Subaru
M 45
Collinder 42
Melotte 22
Position
Constellation:Taurus
Brightness (V):Mag 1.6
Right Ascension:03h47m
Declination:+24°06'
Distance:133.0 parsec
433.6 lightyears
Source: Messier Catalogue
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-4.02
Events
17 Nov 2017  –  M45 is well placed
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

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
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