IC 2157 - Open Cluster in Gemini
IC 2157 is a Open Cluster in the Gemini constellation. IC 2157 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.
- IC 2157 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 25° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
- Given its visual magnitude of 8.4, IC 2157 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.
Photometric information of IC 2157
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2157 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 IC 2157The following table reports IC 2157 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2157 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2157
The image below is a photograph of IC 2157 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2157
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2157 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2157 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of IC 2157 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's IC 2157 - Open Cluster in Gemini rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):