NGC869 (Open cluster)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 14 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , NGC869 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:45 (PST), 50° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:45, 65° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:36, when it sinks below 20° above your north-western horizon.

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Name NGC869
Object type Open cluster
Other names
H Persei
NGC 869[2]
Cr 24[3]
Mel 13[4]
Right ascension:02h18m [2]
Declination:+57°07' [2]
Magnitude:5.30 (V) [4]
4.30 (B) [2]
Distance:2.1 kpc
6.8 klyr [1]
B-V Color (mag):0.60
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-6.29
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.


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