The Butterfly Cluster (M93)

Image of the Butterfly Cluster
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 15 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , the Butterfly Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:18 (PDT) – 3 hours and 18 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 22° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:38.

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Name The Butterfly Cluster (M93)
Object type Open cluster
Other names
The Butterfly Cluster
M93[1]
NGC 2447[3]
Cr 160[4]
Mel 76[5]
Position
Constellation:Puppis
Magnitude:6.20 (V) [5]
6.57 (B) [3]
B-V Color (mag):0.37
Right ascension:07h44m [3]
Declination:-23°51' [3]
Distance:1.0 kpc
3.4 klyr [2]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.88
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

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32.72°N
117.16°W
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