The open cluster NGC 1981

Image of NGC 1981
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 25 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), NGC 1981 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:18 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:51, 46° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:58, when it sinks to 19° above your south-western horizon.

Name NGC 1981
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Position
Constellation:Orion
Brightness (V):Mag 4.6
Right Ascension:05h35m
Declination:-04°25'
Distance:400.0 parsec
1304.0 lightyears
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.41
Events
15 Dec 2018  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
15 Dec 2019  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
14 Dec 2020  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
14 Dec 2021  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
15 Dec 2022  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
15 Dec 2023  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
14 Dec 2024  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
14 Dec 2025  –  NGC 1981 is well placed

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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