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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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NGC 1996 - Open Cluster in Taurus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:22 | Tran: 10:49 | Set: 19:16
Alt: 52.23°   Az: 241.39°   Direction: West-South-West

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.

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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 1996 - Open Cluster in Taurus 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

Apparent

05h 39m 50s
+25° 50’ 08”
02h 26m 45s
08h 06m 35s

J2000

05h 38m 18s
+25° 49’ 23”

Finder Chart

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 in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1996 - Open Cluster in Taurus.

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

Apparent Size

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

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 1996 - Open Cluster in Taurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.2°
Max altitude: 64.4°
Azimuth: 295.8°