The open cluster NGC 2304

Image of NGC 2304
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Washington , NGC 2304 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:38 (MDT) – 3 hours and 17 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 23° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:47.

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Name NGC 2304
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 120
Mel 55
Position
Constellation:Gemini
Magnitude:10.00 (V)[3]
Right ascension:06h55m [2]
Declination:+17°59' [2]
Distance:4.4 kpc
14.3 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.22

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37.13°N
113.51°W
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