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H05 - Open Cluster in Crux

Altitude: -63.4°   Azimuth: 231.6°   Direction: South-West

H05 is a Open Cluster in the Crux constellation. H05 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of H05 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of H05 - Open Cluster in Crux star
DSS2 image of H05 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6 arcmin) and minor (6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about H05

Open Cluster

H05 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -63.4°
Azimuth: 231.6°
Direction: South-West

See also H05 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 7.1, H05 is visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for H05 - Open Cluster in Crux

Photometric information of H05

The following table lists the magnitude of H05 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).


For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of H05

The following table reports H05 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of H05 is a visual representation of it.
6 arcmin
6 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of H05

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of H05 are provided in the following table:

12h 27m 15s
-60° 46’ 41”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of H05 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart H05 - Open Cluster in Crux star
Simplified finder chart for H05 - Open Cluster in Crux.

Finder chart H05 - Open Cluster in Crux star
Simplified finder chart for H05 - Open Cluster in Crux.

Rise and set times of H05 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

H05 - Open Cluster in Crux is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt