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 Fairfield , NGC 2251 is visible between 18:08 and 03:16. It will become accessible around 18:08, when it rises to an altitude of 22° above your eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 22:40, 57° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:16 when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

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Name NGC 2251
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 101
Magnitude:7.30 (V) [3]
7.69 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.39
Right ascension:06h34m [2]
Declination:+08°21' [2]
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.3 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.32




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