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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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NGC 2374 - Open Cluster in Canis Major

Below the horizon.  Rise: 7:21 | Tran: 12:10 | Set: 16:59
Alt: -31.11°   Az: 70.95°   Direction: East-North-East

NGC 2374 is a Open Cluster in the Canis Major constellation. NGC 2374 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. Given its visual magnitude of 8, NGC 2374 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2374 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 2374 - Open Cluster in Canis Major star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2374 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (9 arcmin) and minor (9 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

07h 25m 04s
-13° 18’ 45”
15h 45m 03s
23h 10m 07s

J2000

07h 23m 56s
-13° 15’ 47”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2374 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 2374 - Open Cluster in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2374 - Open Cluster in Canis Major.

Finder chart NGC 2374 - Open Cluster in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2374 - Open Cluster in Canis Major.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2374 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).

8.46
8

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 2374 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2374 is a visual representation of it.
9 arcmin
9 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 2374 - 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: 103.3°
Max altitude: 25.2°
Azimuth: 256.7°