The open cluster M 46

Image of M 46
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 21 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , M 46 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:47 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 30° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:50.

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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

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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