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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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NGC 1973 - Nebula in Orion

Altitude: -42.9°   Azimuth: 9.2°   Direction: North

NGC 1973 is a Nebula in the Orion constellation. NGC 1973 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 1973 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 1973 - Nebula in Orion star
DSS2 image of NGC 1973 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (5 arcmin) and minor (5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 1973

NGC 1973

NGC 1973 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -42.9°
Azimuth: 9.2°
Direction: North

See also NGC 1973 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 7, NGC 1973 is visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for NGC 1973 - Nebula in Orion

Photometric information of NGC 1973

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1973 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).


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

Apparent size of NGC 1973

The following table reports NGC 1973 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1973 is a visual representation of it.
5 arcmin
5 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1973

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1973 are provided in the following table:

05h 35m 04s
-04° 43’ 54”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1973 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 1973 - Nebula in Orion star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1973 - Nebula in Orion.

Finder chart NGC 1973 - Nebula in Orion star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1973 - Nebula in Orion.

Rise and set times of NGC 1973 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 1973 - Nebula in Orion 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: 94.7°
Max altitude: 33.8°
Azimuth: 265.3°