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NGC 1940 - Globular Cluster in Dorado

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -74.28°   Az: 183.17°   Direction: South

NGC 1940 is a Globular Cluster in the Dorado constellation. NGC 1940 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 11.91, NGC 1940 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1940 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 1940 - Globular Cluster in Dorado star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1940 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

05h 22m 42s
-67° 09’ 52”
11h 51m 09s
17h 13m 51s

J2000

05h 22m 44s
-67° 11’ 12”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1940 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 1940 - Globular Cluster in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1940 - Globular Cluster in Dorado.

Finder chart NGC 1940 - Globular Cluster in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1940 - Globular Cluster in Dorado.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1940 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).

12.21
11.91

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 1940 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1940 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 1940 - Globular Cluster in Dorado is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK