The open cluster NGC 2259

Image of NGC 2259
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , NGC 2259 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 49° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:01, 61° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:46, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

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Name NGC 2259
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 108
Mel 48
Magnitude:10.80 (V)[2]
Right Ascension:06h38m [1]
Declination:+10°53' [1]
Distance:3.3 kpc
10.8 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-1.80




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