The open cluster M 47

Image of M 47
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 19 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M 47 is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 9° below the horizon at dusk.

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Name M 47
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 2422
Cr 152
Mel 68
Magnitude:4.40 (V) [3]
4.42 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.02
Right ascension:07h36m [2]
Declination:-14°28' [2]
Distance:490.0 parsec
1597.4 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.05
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