NGC2506 (Open cluster)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , NGC2506 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:08 (PDT) – 3 hours and 26 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 27° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:35.

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Name NGC2506
Object type Open cluster
Other names
C 54[5]
NGC 2506[2]
Cr 170[3]
Mel 80[4]
Right ascension:08h00m [2]
Declination:-10°46' [2]
Magnitude:7.60 (V) [5]
8.28 (B) [2]
Distance:3.5 kpc
11.3 klyr [1]
B-V Color (mag):0.68
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.10
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.


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