The Heart-Shaped Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Heart-Shaped Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 16 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Heart-Shaped Cluster is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 31° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:13, 42° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:49, when it sinks to 21° above your south-western horizon.

Name Heart-Shaped Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 50
NGC 2323
Cr 124
Mel 58
Position
Constellation:Monoceros
Brightness (V):Mag 5.9
Right Ascension:07h03m
Declination:-08°19'
Distance:950.0 parsec
3097.0 lightyears
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.99

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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