The open cluster NGC 2281

Image of NGC 2281
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), NGC 2281 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:55 (EDT) – 7 hours and 57 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 63° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:48.

Name NGC 2281
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 116
Mel 51
Position
Constellation:Auriga
Magnitude:5.40 (V)[1]
6.05 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.65
Right Ascension:06h48m [1]
Declination:+41°04' [1]
Distance:558.0 parsec
1819.1 lightyears [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.33

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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