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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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IC 2488 - Open Cluster in Carina

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -35.33°   Az: 139.67°   Direction: South-East

IC 2488 is a Open Cluster in the Carina constellation. IC 2488 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 7.4, IC 2488 is visible with the help of a small binocular.

The image below is a photograph of IC 2488 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 2488 - Open Cluster in Carina star
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DSS2 image of IC 2488 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (7.2 arcmin) and minor (7.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

09h 28m 22s
-57° 06’ 52”
18h 53m 53s
04h 22m 15s

J2000

09h 27m 38s
-57° 00’ 24”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2488 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 2488 - Open Cluster in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2488 - Open Cluster in Carina.

Finder chart IC 2488 - Open Cluster in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2488 - Open Cluster in Carina.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2488 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).

7.4

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 2488 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2488 is a visual representation of it.
7.2 arcmin
7.2 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

IC 2488 - Open Cluster in Carina is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK