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NGC 1220 - Open Cluster in Perseus

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 15.15°   Az: 354.87°   Direction: North

NGC 1220 is a Open Cluster in the Perseus constellation. NGC 1220 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 11.8, NGC 1220 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1220 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 1220 - Open Cluster in Perseus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1220 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.4 arcmin) and minor (2.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 13m 29s
+53° 26’ 21”
11h 26m 39s
14h 40m 08s

J2000

03h 11m 40s
+53° 20’ 53”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1220 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 NGC 1220 - Open Cluster in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1220 - Open Cluster in Perseus.

Finder chart NGC 1220 - Open Cluster in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1220 - Open Cluster in Perseus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1220 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).

11.8

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 1220 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1220 is a visual representation of it.
2.4 arcmin
2.4 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 1220 - Open Cluster in Perseus is circumpolar and transits at 07:15 UTC (altitude: 88.0°)