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NGC 1985 - Reflection Nebula

NGC 1985 is a Reflection Nebula in the Auriga constellation. NGC 1985 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 1985
Reflection Nebula
Auriga
  • NGC 1985 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 20° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 12.7, NGC 1985 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 1985

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1985 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).

12.7

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

Apparent size of NGC 1985

The following table reports NGC 1985 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1985 is a visual representation of it.
0.68 arcmin
0.68 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1985

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1985 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 1985 - Reflection Nebula star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1985 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.68 arcmin) and minor (0.68 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1985

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1985 are provided in the following table:

05h 37m 47s
+31° 59’ 19”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1985 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 1985 - Reflection Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1985 - Reflection Nebula.

Finder chart NGC 1985 - Reflection Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1985 - Reflection Nebula.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1985 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1985 - Reflection Nebula rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.0°
Max altitude: 70.5°
Azimuth: 302.0°
NGC 1985 - Reflection Nebula is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom