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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 2204 - Open Cluster in Canis Major

Below the horizon.  Rise: 8:56 | Tran: 13:14 | Set: 17:32
Altitude: -15.1°   Azimuth: 258.8°   Direction: West

NGC 2204 is a Open Cluster in the Canis Major constellation. NGC 2204 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.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2204 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 2204 - Open Cluster in Canis Major star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2204 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6.3 arcmin) and minor (6.3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2204

NGC 2204
Open Cluster
Canis Major

NGC 2204 is below the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: -15.1°
Azimuth: 258.8°
Direction: West

See also NGC 2204 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 8.6, NGC 2204 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for NGC 2204 - Open Cluster in Canis Major

Photometric information of NGC 2204

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2204 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).

9.35
8.6

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

Apparent size of NGC 2204

The following table reports NGC 2204 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2204 is a visual representation of it.
6.3 arcmin
6.3 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2204

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2204 are provided in the following table:

06h 15m 32s
-18° 39’ 56”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2204 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 2204 - Open Cluster in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2204 - Open Cluster in Canis Major.

Finder chart NGC 2204 - Open Cluster in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2204 - Open Cluster in Canis Major.

Rise and set times of NGC 2204 from your location

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

Today's NGC 2204 - Open Cluster in Canis Major rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.7°
Max altitude: 19.9°
Azimuth: 251.3°