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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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NGC 1496 - Open Cluster in Perseus

Altitude: 15.7°   Azimuth: 13.2°   Direction: North-North-East

NGC 1496 is a Open Cluster in the Perseus constellation. NGC 1496 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1496 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 1496 - Open Cluster in Perseus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1496 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.1 arcmin) and minor (2.1 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 1496

NGC 1496
Open Cluster
Perseus

NGC 1496 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.7°
Azimuth: 13.2°
Direction: North-North-East

See also NGC 1496 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 9.6, NGC 1496 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for NGC 1496 - Open Cluster in Perseus

Photometric information of NGC 1496

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1496 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).

9.6

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

Apparent size of NGC 1496

The following table reports NGC 1496 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1496 is a visual representation of it.
2.1 arcmin
2.1 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1496

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1496 are provided in the following table:

04h 04m 32s
+52° 39’ 41”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1496 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 1496 - Open Cluster in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1496 - Open Cluster in Perseus.

Finder chart NGC 1496 - Open Cluster in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1496 - Open Cluster in Perseus.

Rise and set times of NGC 1496 from your location

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

NGC 1496 - Open Cluster in Perseus is circumpolar and transits at 17:16 UTC (altitude: 88.8°)