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Mel072 - Open Cluster in Puppis

Altitude: -18.1°   Azimuth: 275.6°   Direction: West

Mel072 is a Open Cluster in the Puppis constellation. Mel072 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.

Open Cluster

Mel072 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -18.1°
Azimuth: 275.6°
Direction: West

See also Mel072 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 10.1, Mel072 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for Mel072 - Open Cluster in Puppis

Photometric information of Mel072

The following table lists the magnitude of Mel072 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 Mel072

The following table reports Mel072 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Mel072 is a visual representation of it.
7.5 arcmin
7.5 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of Mel072

The image below is a photograph of Mel072 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 Mel072 - Open Cluster in Puppis star
DSS2 image of Mel072 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (7.5 arcmin) and minor (7.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Mel072

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Mel072 are provided in the following table:

07h 28m 39s
-10° 41’ 59”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Mel072 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 Mel072 - Open Cluster in Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for Mel072 - Open Cluster in Puppis.

Finder chart Mel072 - Open Cluster in Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for Mel072 - Open Cluster in Puppis.

Rise ans set times of Mel072 from your location

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

Today's Mel072 - Open Cluster in Puppis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.7°
Max altitude: 27.8°
Azimuth: 259.3°