The Heart-Shaped Cluster (Open Cluster)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 14 arcminutes across.
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From Seattle , Heart-Shaped Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:01 (PDT) and reaching an altitude of 34° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:18.

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Name Heart-Shaped Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 50[1]
NGC 2323[3]
Cr 124[4]
Mel 58[5]
Position
Constellation:Monoceros
Magnitude:5.90 (V) [5]
6.27 (B) [3]
B-V Color (mag):0.37
Right ascension:07h02m [3]
Declination:-08°21' [3]
Distance:950.0 parsec
3097.0 lightyrs [2]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.99
Visibility from Seattle

All times shown in Seattle local time.

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47.61°N
122.33°W
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