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NGC 1962 - Open Cluster in Dorado

Altitude: -48.6°   Azimuth: 212.9°   Direction: South-South-West

NGC 1962 is a Open Cluster in the Dorado constellation. NGC 1962 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1962 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 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of NGC 1962 - Open Cluster in Dorado star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1962 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.4 arcmin) and minor (1.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 1962

NGC 1962
Open Cluster
Dorado

NGC 1962 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -48.6°
Azimuth: 212.9°
Direction: South-South-West

See also NGC 1962 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 11.47, NGC 1962 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 1962 - Open Cluster in Dorado

Photometric information of NGC 1962

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1962 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).

11.47

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

Apparent size of NGC 1962

The following table reports NGC 1962 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1962 is a visual representation of it.
1.4 arcmin
1.4 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1962

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1962 are provided in the following table:

05h 26m 17s
-68° 50’ 16”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1962 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 1962 - Open Cluster in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1962 - Open Cluster in Dorado.

Finder chart NGC 1962 - Open Cluster in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1962 - Open Cluster in Dorado.

Rise and set times of NGC 1962 from your location

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

NGC 1962 - Open Cluster in Dorado is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt