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Mel101 - Open Cluster in Carina

Altitude: -33.5°   Azimuth: 203.7°   Direction: South-South-West

Mel101 is a Open Cluster in the Carina constellation. Mel101 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Open Cluster

Mel101 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.5°
Azimuth: 203.7°
Direction: South-South-West

See also Mel101 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 8, Mel101 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for Mel101 - Open Cluster in Carina

Photometric information of Mel101

The following table lists the magnitude of Mel101 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 Mel101

The following table reports Mel101 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Mel101 is a visual representation of it.
8.4 arcmin
8.4 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of Mel101

The image below is a photograph of Mel101 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 Mel101 - Open Cluster in Carina star
DSS2 image of Mel101 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (8.4 arcmin) and minor (8.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Mel101

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Mel101 are provided in the following table:

10h 42m 11s
-65° 05’ 59”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Mel101 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 Mel101 - Open Cluster in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for Mel101 - Open Cluster in Carina.

Finder chart Mel101 - Open Cluster in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for Mel101 - Open Cluster in Carina.

Rise ans set times of Mel101 from your location

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

Mel101 - Open Cluster in Carina is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt