The open cluster NGC 2252

Image of NGC 2252
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , NGC 2252 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:50 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 44° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:01, 56° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:29, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

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Name NGC 2252
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 102
Position
Constellation:Monoceros
Magnitude:7.70 (V)[2]
Right Ascension:06h34m [1]
Declination:+05°21' [1]
Distance:900.0 parsec
2934.0 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-2.07

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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