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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
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NGC 2479 - Open Cluster in Puppis

Altitude: -33.0°   Azimuth: 76.5°   Direction: East-North-East

NGC 2479 is a Open Cluster in the Puppis constellation. NGC 2479 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 2479 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 2479 - Open Cluster in Puppis star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2479 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 2479

NGC 2479
Open Cluster
Puppis

NGC 2479 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.0°
Azimuth: 76.5°
Direction: East-North-East

See also NGC 2479 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 9.6, NGC 2479 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for NGC 2479 - Open Cluster in Puppis

Photometric information of NGC 2479

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2479 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).

9.6

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

Apparent size of NGC 2479

The following table reports NGC 2479 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2479 is a visual representation of it.
6.3 arcmin
6.3 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2479

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2479 are provided in the following table:

07h 55m 05s
-17° 42’ 28”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2479 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 2479 - Open Cluster in Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2479 - Open Cluster in Puppis.

Finder chart NGC 2479 - Open Cluster in Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2479 - Open Cluster in Puppis.

Rise and set times of NGC 2479 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 2479 - Open Cluster in Puppis 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: 107.7°
Max altitude: 20.8°
Azimuth: 252.3°