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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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NGC 1520 - Open Cluster in Mensa

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -64.69°   Az: 181.60°   Direction: South

NGC 1520 is a Open Cluster in the Mensa constellation. NGC 1520 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1520 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 1520 - Open Cluster in Mensa star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1520 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (5.4 arcmin) and minor (5.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 56m 46s
-76° 45’ 50”
11h 48m 01s
15h 44m 47s

J2000

03h 57m 30s
-76° 50’ 02”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1520 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 1520 - Open Cluster in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1520 - Open Cluster in Mensa.

Finder chart NGC 1520 - Open Cluster in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1520 - Open Cluster in Mensa.

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 1520 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1520 is a visual representation of it.
5.4 arcmin
5.4 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 1520 - Open Cluster in Mensa is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK