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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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NGC 2161 - Globular Cluster in Mensa

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -36.0°   Azimuth: 183.5°   Direction: South

NGC 2161 is a Globular Cluster in the Mensa constellation. NGC 2161 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 2161 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 2161 - Globular Cluster in Mensa star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2161 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.3 arcmin) and minor (2.3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2161

NGC 2161
Globular Cluster
Mensa

NGC 2161 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -36.0°
Azimuth: 183.5°
Direction: South

See also NGC 2161 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 12.95, NGC 2161 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 2161 - Globular Cluster in Mensa

Photometric information of NGC 2161

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2161 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).

13.75
12.95

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

Apparent size of NGC 2161

The following table reports NGC 2161 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2161 is a visual representation of it.
2.3 arcmin
2.3 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2161

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2161 are provided in the following table:

05h 55m 42s
-74° 21’ 14”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2161 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 2161 - Globular Cluster in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2161 - Globular Cluster in Mensa.

Finder chart NGC 2161 - Globular Cluster in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2161 - Globular Cluster in Mensa.

Rise and set times of NGC 2161 from your location

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

NGC 2161 - Globular Cluster in Mensa is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom