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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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IC 2944 (Lambda Centauri Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Centaurus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -74.0°   Azimuth: 215.9°   Direction: South-West

IC 2944 is a Star Cluster + Nebula in the Centaurus constellation. IC 2944 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 2944 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).

Image of IC 2944 (Lambda Centauri Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of IC 2944 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.

Key facts about IC 2944

IC 2944
Star Cluster + Nebula
Centaurus

IC 2944 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -74.0°
Azimuth: 215.9°
Direction: South-West

See also IC 2944 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 4.5, IC 2944 is barely visible to the naked eye, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for IC 2944 (Lambda Centauri Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Centaurus

Photometric information of IC 2944

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2944 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).

4.5

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

Apparent size of IC 2944

The following table reports IC 2944 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2944 is a visual representation of it.
7.2 arcmin
7.2 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2944

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2944 are provided in the following table:

11h 35m 47s
-63° 01’ 10”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2944 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 2944 (Lambda Centauri Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2944 (Lambda Centauri Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Centaurus.

Finder chart IC 2944 (Lambda Centauri Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2944 (Lambda Centauri Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Centaurus.

Rise and set times of IC 2944 from your location

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

IC 2944 (Lambda Centauri Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Centaurus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom