The open cluster NGC 2251

Image of NGC 2251
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , NGC 2251 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:31 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 49° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:08, 55° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:43, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

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Name NGC 2251
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 101
Magnitude:7.30 (V)[2]
7.69 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.39
Right Ascension:06h34m [1]
Declination:+08°21' [1]
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.3 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.32




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