The Butterfly Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Butterfly Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 15 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Butterfly Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:07 (EDT) – 5 hours and 18 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 26° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:20.

Name Butterfly Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 93
NGC 2447
Cr 160
Mel 76
Position
Constellation:Puppis
Magnitude:6.20 (V)[1]
6.57 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.37
Right Ascension:07h44m [1]
Declination:-23°51' [1]
Distance:1.0 kpc
3.4 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.88

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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