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NGC 188 - Open Cluster

NGC 188 is a Open Cluster in the Cepheus constellation. NGC 188 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 188
Open Cluster
  • NGC 188 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 52° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 8.1, NGC 188 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.
Available Resources for NGC 188 - Open Cluster

Photometric information of NGC 188

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 188 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).


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

Apparent size of NGC 188

The following table reports NGC 188 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 188 is a visual representation of it.
17.7 arcmin
17.7 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 188

The image below is a photograph of NGC 188 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 0.59x0.59 degrees (35.4x35.4 arcmins).

Image of NGC 188 - Open Cluster star
DSS2 image of NGC 188 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (17.7 arcmin) and minor (17.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 188

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 188 are provided in the following table:

00h 47m 27s
+85° 16’ 10”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 188 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 188 - Open Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 188 - Open Cluster.

Finder chart NGC 188 - Open Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 188 - Open Cluster.

Rise ans set times of NGC 188 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

NGC 188 - Open Cluster is circumpolar and transits at 16:50 UTC (altitude: 56.2°)