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 , Heart-Shaped Cluster is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:54 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 32° 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.

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




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