NGC 2459 - Open Cluster in Canis Minor
NGC 2459 is a Open Cluster in the Canis Minor constellation. NGC 2459 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.
Apparent size of NGC 2459The following table reports NGC 2459 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2459 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2459
The image below is a photograph of NGC 2459 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2459
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2459 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2459 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.