NGC 1520 - Open Cluster in Mensa
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.
See also NGC 1520 rise and set times.
Apparent size of NGC 1520The 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.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1520
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 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1520
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1520 are provided in the following table:
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°.