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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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NGC 1502 - Open Cluster in Camelopardalis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 24.4°   Azimuth: 352.6°   Direction: North

NGC 1502 is a Open Cluster in the Camelopardalis constellation. NGC 1502 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 6.9, NGC 1502 is visible with the help of a small binocular.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1502 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 0.3400x0.3400 degrees (20.40x20.40 arcmins).

Image of NGC 1502 - Open Cluster in Camelopardalis star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1502 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10.2 arcmin) and minor (10.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

04h 09m 59s
+62° 23’ 42”

J2000 Coordinates

04h 07m 49s
+62° 19’ 53”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1502 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 1502 - Open Cluster in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1502 - Open Cluster in Camelopardalis.

Finder chart NGC 1502 - Open Cluster in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1502 - Open Cluster in Camelopardalis.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1502 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).

7.47
6.9

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 1502 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1502 is a visual representation of it.
10.2 arcmin
10.2 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 1502 - Open Cluster in Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 08:44 UTC (altitude: 79.1°)