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NGC 1996 - Open Cluster

NGC 1996 is a Open Cluster in the Taurus constellation. NGC 1996 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 1996
Open Cluster
Taurus
  • NGC 1996 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 4° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
Available Resources for NGC 1996 - Open Cluster

Apparent size of NGC 1996

The following table reports NGC 1996 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1996 is a visual representation of it.
6 arcmin
6 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1996

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1996 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 1996 - Open Cluster star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1996 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6 arcmin) and minor (6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1996

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1996 are provided in the following table:

05h 38m 18s
+25° 49’ 23”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1996 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 1996 - Open Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1996 - Open Cluster.

Finder chart NGC 1996 - Open Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1996 - Open Cluster.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1996 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1996 - Open Cluster rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.2°
Max altitude: 64.3°
Azimuth: 295.8°
NGC 1996 - Open Cluster is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom