IC 4996 - Open Cluster in Cygnus
IC 4996 is a Open Cluster in the Cygnus constellation. IC 4996 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
See also IC 4996 rise and set times.
Given its visual magnitude of 7.3, IC 4996 is visible with the help of a small binocular.
Photometric information of IC 4996
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4996 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).
For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.
Apparent size of IC 4996The following table reports IC 4996 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4996 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 4996
The image below is a photograph of IC 4996 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 4996
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 4996 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4996 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of IC 4996 from your location
Today's IC 4996 - Open Cluster in Cygnus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):