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NGC 1252 - Open Cluster in Horologium

NGC 1252 is a Open Cluster in the Horologium constellation. NGC 1252 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 1252
Open Cluster
Horologium
Available Resources for NGC 1252 - Open Cluster in Horologium

Apparent size of NGC 1252

The following table reports NGC 1252 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1252 is a visual representation of it.
7.2 arcmin
7.2 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1252

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1252 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 NGC 1252 - Open Cluster in Horologium star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1252 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (7.2 arcmin) and minor (7.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1252

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1252 are provided in the following table:

03h 10m 44s
-57° 45’ 30”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1252 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 1252 - Open Cluster in Horologium star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1252 - Open Cluster in Horologium.

Finder chart NGC 1252 - Open Cluster in Horologium star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1252 - Open Cluster in Horologium.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1252 from your location

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

NGC 1252 - Open Cluster in Horologium is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]