We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. Learn more.
Keep TheSkyLive Ad-Free Donate Now!
public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?
All Constellations »  Cetus »  Deep Sky Objects » 

IC 242 - Double Star in Cetus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 2:02 | Tran: 7:25 | Set: 12:49
Alt: -41.17°   Az: 327.67°   Direction: North-North-West

IC 242 is a Double Star in the Cetus constellation. IC 242 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.

The image below is a photograph of IC 242 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 242 - Double Star in Cetus star
/>
DSS2 image of IC 242 in the Red band.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

02h 39m 37s
-06° 49’ 43”
10h 24m 19s
13h 03m 56s

J2000

02h 38m 24s
-06° 56’ 02”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 242 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 242 - Double Star in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 242 - Double Star in Cetus.

Finder chart IC 242 - Double Star in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 242 - Double Star in Cetus.

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's IC 242 - Double Star in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 96.8°
Max altitude: 31.7°
Azimuth: 263.2°