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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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NGC 2318 - Open Cluster in Canis Major

Altitude: 0.1°   Azimuth: 112.4°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 2318 is a Open Cluster in the Canis Major constellation. NGC 2318 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 2318 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 2318 - Open Cluster in Canis Major star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2318 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.5 arcmin) and minor (4.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2318

NGC 2318
Open Cluster
Canis Major

NGC 2318 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.1°
Azimuth: 112.4°
Direction: East-South-East

See also NGC 2318 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 2318 - Open Cluster in Canis Major

Apparent size of NGC 2318

The following table reports NGC 2318 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2318 is a visual representation of it.
4.5 arcmin
4.5 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2318

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2318 are provided in the following table:

06h 59m 26s
-13° 41’ 53”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2318 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 2318 - Open Cluster in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2318 - Open Cluster in Canis Major.

Finder chart NGC 2318 - Open Cluster in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2318 - Open Cluster in Canis Major.

Rise and set times of NGC 2318 from your location

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

Today's NGC 2318 - Open Cluster in Canis Major rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.7°
Max altitude: 24.8°
Azimuth: 256.3°