The open cluster Double Cluster

Image of Double Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Double Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible at around 00:55 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 17° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 42° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:23.

Name Double Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
h Persei
Perseus Double Cluster
C 14
NGC 869
Collinder 24
Melotte 13
Position
Constellation:Perseus
Brightness (V):Mag 4.0
Right Ascension:02h19m
Declination:+57°09'
Distance:2.1 kpc
6.8 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-7.59

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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