We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
A Complete Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Your support keeps us free & ad-free » Donate
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
sunny DaytimeWhat's Visible Now?
All Constellations »  Dorado »  Deep Sky Objects » 

NGC 2069 - Nebula in Dorado

Altitude: -46.3°   Azimuth: 148.7°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 2069 is a Nebula in the Dorado constellation. NGC 2069 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2069 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 2069 - Nebula in Dorado star
/>
DSS2 image of NGC 2069 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (5 arcmin) and minor (2.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2069

NGC 2069
Nebula
Dorado

NGC 2069 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -46.3°
Azimuth: 148.7°
Direction: South-South-East

See also NGC 2069 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 10.1, NGC 2069 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for NGC 2069 - Nebula in Dorado

Photometric information of NGC 2069

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2069 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).

10.1

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

Apparent size of NGC 2069

The following table reports NGC 2069 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2069 is a visual representation of it.
5 arcmin
2.2 arcmin
30°

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2069

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2069 are provided in the following table:

05h 38m 45s
-68° 58’ 27”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2069 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 2069 - Nebula in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2069 - Nebula in Dorado.

Finder chart NGC 2069 - Nebula in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2069 - Nebula in Dorado.

Rise and set times of NGC 2069 from your location

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

NGC 2069 - Nebula in Dorado is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt