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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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NGC 1950 - Open Cluster in Mensa

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -60.7°   Azimuth: 212.6°   Direction: South-South-West

NGC 1950 is a Open Cluster in the Mensa constellation. NGC 1950 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 13.17, NGC 1950 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 1950 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 1950 - Open Cluster in Mensa star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1950 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.7 arcmin) and minor (1.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

05h 24m 19s
-69° 52’ 52”
08h 40m 14s

J2000 Coordinates

05h 24m 33s
-69° 54’ 07”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1950 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 1950 - Open Cluster in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1950 - Open Cluster in Mensa.

Finder chart NGC 1950 - Open Cluster in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1950 - Open Cluster in Mensa.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1950 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).

13.71
13.17

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 1950 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1950 is a visual representation of it.
1.7 arcmin
1.7 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 1950 - Open Cluster in Mensa is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK