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IC 2391 (Omicron Velae Cluster) - Open Cluster in Vela

IC 2391 is a Open Cluster in the Vela constellation. IC 2391 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 2391
Open Cluster
Vela
  • IC 2391 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 2.5, IC 2391 is visible to the naked eye under a clear and dark sky, or with the help of a small binocular.
Available Resources for IC 2391 (Omicron Velae Cluster) - Open Cluster in Vela

Photometric information of IC 2391

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2391 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).

2.5

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

Apparent size of IC 2391

The following table reports IC 2391 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2391 is a visual representation of it.
29.1 arcmin
29.1 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2391

The image below is a photograph of IC 2391 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 0.97x0.97 degrees (58.2x58.2 arcmins).

Image of IC 2391 (Omicron Velae Cluster) - Open Cluster in Vela star
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DSS2 image of IC 2391 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (29.1 arcmin) and minor (29.1 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2391

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2391 are provided in the following table:

08h 40m 32s
-53° 02’ 08”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2391 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 2391 (Omicron Velae Cluster) - Open Cluster in Vela star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2391 (Omicron Velae Cluster) - Open Cluster in Vela.

Finder chart IC 2391 (Omicron Velae Cluster) - Open Cluster in Vela star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2391 (Omicron Velae Cluster) - Open Cluster in Vela.

Rise ans set times of IC 2391 from your location

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

IC 2391 (Omicron Velae Cluster) - Open Cluster in Vela is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]