The open cluster NGC 2509

Image of NGC 2509
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , NGC 2509 is visible between 19:19 and 00:25. It will become accessible around 19:19, when it rises to an altitude of 22° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 21:50, 31° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 00:25 when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name NGC 2509
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 171
Mel 81
Magnitude:9.30 (V) [3]
Right ascension:08h00m [2]
Declination:-19°03' [2]
Distance:912.0 parsec
2973.1 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-0.50




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