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NGC 1261 - Globular Cluster in Horologium

NGC 1261 is a Globular Cluster in the Horologium constellation. NGC 1261 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 1261
Globular Cluster
Horologium
  • NGC 1261 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 8.63, NGC 1261 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.
Available Resources for NGC 1261 - Globular Cluster in Horologium

Photometric information of NGC 1261

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1261 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).

9.79
8.63

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

Apparent size of NGC 1261

The following table reports NGC 1261 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1261 is a visual representation of it.
5.1 arcmin
5.1 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1261

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1261 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 1261 - Globular Cluster in Horologium star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1261 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (5.1 arcmin) and minor (5.1 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1261

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1261 are provided in the following table:

03h 12m 15s
-55° 13’ 00”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1261 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 1261 - Globular Cluster in Horologium star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1261 - Globular Cluster in Horologium.

Finder chart NGC 1261 - Globular Cluster in Horologium star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1261 - Globular Cluster in Horologium.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1261 from your location

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

NGC 1261 - Globular Cluster in Horologium is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]