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Observatory Parameters
Nov 20
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
08:39 18:46

Open Cluster NGC 2251 Open Cluster in Monoceros Constellation

Size: 10' Magnitude: 7.3 Also known as OCL 499
Credit: NGC/IC Project
Uploaded by Miles_Zhou
Size: 2,048 × 2,048 px
Visual Field: 2.0º
Uploaded by Europa
Size: 1,280 × 810 px

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Open Cluster NGC 2251 as seen from Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
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Data Sheet

6h 34m 38s
8º 21' 59''
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