The open cluster M 46

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 21 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , M 46 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:47 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 28° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:27, 32° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:07, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name M 46
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 2437
Cr 159
Mel 75
Position
Constellation:Puppis
Magnitude:6.10 (V) [3]
6.33 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.23
Right ascension:07h41m [2]
Declination:-14°48' [2]
Distance:1.5 kpc
4.9 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.79
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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