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IC 1662 - Open Cluster in Tucana

IC 1662 is a Open Cluster in the Tucana constellation. IC 1662 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 1662
Open Cluster
Tucana
  • IC 1662 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 14.03, IC 1662 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 1662 - Open Cluster in Tucana

Photometric information of IC 1662

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1662 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).

14.18
14.03

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

Apparent size of IC 1662

The following table reports IC 1662 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1662 is a visual representation of it.
1.2 arcmin
1.2 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1662

The image below is a photograph of IC 1662 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 IC 1662 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
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DSS2 image of IC 1662 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.2 arcmin) and minor (1.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1662

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1662 are provided in the following table:

01h 12m 33s
-73° 27’ 24”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1662 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 IC 1662 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1662 - Open Cluster in Tucana.

Finder chart IC 1662 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1662 - Open Cluster in Tucana.

Rise ans set times of IC 1662 from your location

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

IC 1662 - Open Cluster in Tucana is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]