We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. Learn more.
Support TheSkyLive! Donate Now!
public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?
All Constellations »  Mensa »  Deep Sky Objects » 

NGC 2122 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Mensa

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -31.55°   Az: 179.12°   Direction: South

NGC 2122 is a Star Cluster + Nebula in the Mensa constellation. NGC 2122 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 10.43, NGC 2122 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2122 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 2122 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Mensa star
/>
DSS2 image of NGC 2122 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6 arcmin) and minor (5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

05h 48m 38s
-70° 03’ 47”
23h 51m 10s
05h 39m 48s

J2000

05h 48m 52s
-70° 04’ 11”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2122 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 2122 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2122 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Mensa.

Finder chart NGC 2122 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2122 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Mensa.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2122 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).

10.43

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 2122 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2122 is a visual representation of it.
6 arcmin
5 arcmin
50°

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 2122 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Mensa is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK