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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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IC 2140 - Globular Cluster in Mensa

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -51.3°   Azimuth: 156.5°   Direction: South-South-East

IC 2140 is a Globular Cluster in the Mensa constellation. IC 2140 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 2140 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 2140 - Globular Cluster in Mensa star
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DSS2 image of IC 2140 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.3 arcmin) and minor (2.3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 2140

IC 2140
Globular Cluster
Mensa

IC 2140 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -51.3°
Azimuth: 156.5°
Direction: South-South-East

See also IC 2140 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 13.48, IC 2140 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 2140 - Globular Cluster in Mensa

Photometric information of IC 2140

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2140 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).

14.21
13.48

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

Apparent size of IC 2140

The following table reports IC 2140 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2140 is a visual representation of it.
2.3 arcmin
2.3 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2140

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2140 are provided in the following table:

05h 33m 21s
-75° 22’ 31”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2140 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 2140 - Globular Cluster in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2140 - Globular Cluster in Mensa.

Finder chart IC 2140 - Globular Cluster in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2140 - Globular Cluster in Mensa.

Rise and set times of IC 2140 from your location

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

IC 2140 - Globular Cluster in Mensa is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom