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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

Messier 47 - Open Cluster in Puppis

Below the horizon.  Rise: 10:00 | Tran: 14:43 | Set: 19:26
Altitude: -47.5°   Azimuth: 39.0°   Direction: North-East

Messier 47 is a Open Cluster in the Puppis constellation. Messier 47 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.

The image below is a photograph of Messier 47 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 0.66x0.66 degrees (39.6x39.6 arcmins).

Image of Messier 47 - Open Cluster in Puppis star
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DSS2 image of Messier 47 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (19.8 arcmin) and minor (19.8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about Messier 47

Messier 47
Open Cluster
Puppis

Messier 47 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -47.5°
Azimuth: 39.0°
Direction: North-East

See also Messier 47 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 4.4, Messier 47 is barely visible to the naked eye, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for Messier 47 - Open Cluster in Puppis

Photometric information of Messier 47

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 47 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).

4.42
4.4

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

Apparent size of Messier 47

The following table reports Messier 47 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 47 is a visual representation of it.
19.8 arcmin
19.8 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 47

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 47 are provided in the following table:

07h 36m 34s
-14° 28’ 56”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 47 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 Messier 47 - Open Cluster in Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 47 - Open Cluster in Puppis.

Finder chart Messier 47 - Open Cluster in Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 47 - Open Cluster in Puppis.

Rise and set times of Messier 47 from your location

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

Today's Messier 47 - Open Cluster in Puppis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.5°
Max altitude: 24.0°
Azimuth: 255.5°