The Heart-Shaped Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Heart-Shaped Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 14 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Heart-Shaped Cluster is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 02:37, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 06:09, 42° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:19, 42° above your southern horizon.

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

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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