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NGC 1959 - Open Cluster in Mensa

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -34.13°   Az: 165.98°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 1959 is a Open Cluster in the Mensa constellation. NGC 1959 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 12.17, NGC 1959 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 1959 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 1959 - Open Cluster in Mensa star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1959 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.6 arcmin) and minor (1.6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

05h 25m 23s
-69° 54’ 23”
21h 37m 08s
03h 02m 32s

J2000

05h 25m 36s
-69° 55’ 36”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1959 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 1959 - Open Cluster in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1959 - Open Cluster in Mensa.

Finder chart NGC 1959 - Open Cluster in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1959 - Open Cluster in Mensa.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1959 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).

12.55
12.17

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 1959 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1959 is a visual representation of it.
1.6 arcmin
1.6 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 1959 - Open Cluster in Mensa is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK