Messier 47 - Open Cluster in Puppis
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.
- Messier 47 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 24° above the horizon. See also 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.
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).
For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.
Apparent size of Messier 47The 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.
Digitized Sky Survey image of Messier 47
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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 47
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 47 are provided in the following table:
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°.
Rise ans set times of Messier 47 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's Messier 47 - Open Cluster in Puppis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):