The open cluster NGC 1996

Image of NGC 1996
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , NGC 1996 is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 20:16, when it rises 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:47, 76° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:49, 38° above your western horizon.

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Name NGC 1996
Object Type Open Cluster
Position
Constellation:Taurus
Right Ascension:05h38m [1]
Declination:+25°49' [1]
Distance:1.4 kpc
4.6 klyr [1]

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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