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NGC 1999 - Reflection Nebula

NGC 1999 is a Reflection Nebula in the Orion constellation. NGC 1999 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.

NGC 1999
Reflection Nebula
Orion
  • NGC 1999 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 21° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 9.5, NGC 1999 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.
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Photometric information of NGC 1999

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1999 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).

9.5

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

Apparent size of NGC 1999

The following table reports NGC 1999 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1999 is a visual representation of it.
2 arcmin
2 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1999

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1999 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 1999 - Reflection Nebula star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1999 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2 arcmin) and minor (2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1999

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1999 are provided in the following table:

05h 36m 24s
-06° 42’ 56”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1999 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 1999 - Reflection Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1999 - Reflection Nebula.

Finder chart NGC 1999 - Reflection Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1999 - Reflection Nebula.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1999 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1999 - 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: 96.7°
Max altitude: 31.8°
Azimuth: 263.3°
NGC 1999 - Reflection Nebula is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom