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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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NGC 176 - Open Cluster in Tucana

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -46.13°   Az: 204.60°   Direction: South-South-West

NGC 176 is a Open Cluster in the Tucana constellation. NGC 176 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 13.01, NGC 176 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 176 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 176 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
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DSS2 image of NGC 176 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.2 arcmin) and minor (1.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

00h 36m 56s
-73° 01’ 52”
05h 25m 16s
06h 02m 12s

J2000

00h 35m 57s
-73° 09’ 59”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 176 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 176 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 176 - Open Cluster in Tucana.

Finder chart NGC 176 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 176 - Open Cluster in Tucana.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 176 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).

13.06
13.01

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 176 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 176 is a visual representation of it.
1.2 arcmin
1.2 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 176 - Open Cluster in Tucana is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK