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TimezoneEurope/London
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NGC 1746 - Open Cluster in Taurus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 1:43 | Tran: 9:55 | Set: 18:06
Alt: 61.33°   Az: 161.24°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 1746 is a Open Cluster in the Taurus constellation. NGC 1746 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Given its visual magnitude of 6.1, NGC 1746 is easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1746 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 0.6000x0.6000 degrees (36.00x36.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 1746 - Open Cluster in Taurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1746 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (18 arcmin) and minor (18 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

05h 05m 19s
+23° 48’ 01”
23h 21m 10s
04h 26m 29s

J2000

05h 03m 50s
+23° 46’ 03”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1746 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 1746 - Open Cluster in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1746 - Open Cluster in Taurus.

Finder chart NGC 1746 - Open Cluster in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1746 - Open Cluster in Taurus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1746 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).

6.1

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 1746 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1746 is a visual representation of it.
18 arcmin
18 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 1746 - Open Cluster in Taurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.2°
Max altitude: 62.3°
Azimuth: 293.8°