The open cluster M 47

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 19 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M 47 is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 02:54, when it reaches an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 06:07, 34° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:13, 34° above your southern horizon.

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Name M 47
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 2422[3]
Cr 152[4]
Mel 68[5]
Magnitude:4.40 (V) [5]
4.42 (B) [3]
B-V Color (mag):0.02
Right ascension:07h36m [3]
Declination:-14°28' [3]
Distance:490.0 parsec
1597.4 lightyrs [2]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.05
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

15 Jan 2022  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2023  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2024  –  M47 is well placed
14 Jan 2025  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2026  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2027  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2028  –  M47 is well placed
14 Jan 2029  –  M47 is well placed






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