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NGC 1909 (Witch Head Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Eridanus

Altitude: 30.9°   Azimuth: 171.7°   Direction: South

NGC 1909 is a Reflection Nebula in the Eridanus constellation. NGC 1909 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.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1909 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 6x6 degrees (360x360 arcmins).

Image of NGC 1909 (Witch Head Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Eridanus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1909 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (180 arcmin) and minor (60 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 1909

NGC 1909
Reflection Nebula
Eridanus

NGC 1909 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 30.9°
Azimuth: 171.7°
Direction: South

See also NGC 1909 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 1909 (Witch Head Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Eridanus

Apparent size of NGC 1909

The following table reports NGC 1909 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1909 is a visual representation of it.
180 arcmin
60 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1909

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1909 are provided in the following table:

05h 04m 54s
-07° 15’ 56”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1909 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 1909 (Witch Head Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1909 (Witch Head Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Eridanus.

Finder chart NGC 1909 (Witch Head Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1909 (Witch Head Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Eridanus.

Rise and set times of NGC 1909 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1909 (Witch Head Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Eridanus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 97.3°
Max altitude: 31.3°
Azimuth: 262.7°