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NGC 2074 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Dorado

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -62.20°   Az: 212.67°   Direction: South-South-West

NGC 2074 is a Star Cluster + Nebula in the Dorado constellation. NGC 2074 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 8.5, NGC 2074 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2074 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 2074 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Dorado star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2074 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4 arcmin) and minor (3.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

05h 38m 52s
-69° 29’ 07”
08h 56m 16s
14h 35m 08s

J2000

05h 39m 03s
-69° 29’ 53”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2074 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 2074 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2074 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Dorado.

Finder chart NGC 2074 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2074 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Dorado.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2074 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).

8.5

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 2074 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2074 is a visual representation of it.
4 arcmin
3.4 arcmin
50°

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 2074 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Dorado is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK