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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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NGC 2459 - Open Cluster in Canis Minor

Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:56 | Tran: 12:42 | Set: 19:28
Alt: -15.98°   Az: 50.57°   Direction: North-East

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.

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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 2459 - Open Cluster in Canis Minor star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2459 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.7 arcmin) and minor (2.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

07h 53m 22s
+09° 29’ 34”
15h 15m 21s
23h 08m 43s

J2000

07h 52m 01s
+09° 33’ 26”

Finder Chart

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°.

Finder chart NGC 2459 - Open Cluster in Canis Minor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2459 - Open Cluster in Canis Minor.

Finder chart NGC 2459 - Open Cluster in Canis Minor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2459 - Open Cluster in Canis Minor.

Apparent Size

The 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.
2.7 arcmin
2.7 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 2459 - Open Cluster in Canis Minor rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.5°
Max altitude: 48.0°
Azimuth: 279.5°