IC 2872 - Nebula in Centaurus
IC 2872 is a Nebula in the Centaurus constellation. IC 2872 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.
See also IC 2872 rise and set times.
Apparent size of IC 2872The following table reports IC 2872 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2872 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2872
The image below is a photograph of IC 2872 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 0.50466666666667x0.50466666666667 degrees (30.28x30.28 arcmins).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2872
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2872 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2872 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.