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NGC 249 - HII Ionized region in Tucana

Altitude: -35.9°   Azimuth: 170.6°   Direction: South

NGC 249 is a HII Ionized region in the Tucana constellation. NGC 249 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 249 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 249 - HII Ionized region in Tucana star
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DSS2 image of NGC 249 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.1 arcmin) and minor (0.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 249

NGC 249
HII Ionized region
Tucana

NGC 249 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.9°
Azimuth: 170.6°
Direction: South

See also NGC 249 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 13.8, NGC 249 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 249 - HII Ionized region in Tucana

Photometric information of NGC 249

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 249 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).

13.8

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

Apparent size of NGC 249

The following table reports NGC 249 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 249 is a visual representation of it.
1.1 arcmin
0.7 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 249

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 249 are provided in the following table:

00h 45m 33s
-73° 04’ 47”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 249 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 249 - HII Ionized region in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 249 - HII Ionized region in Tucana.

Finder chart NGC 249 - HII Ionized region in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 249 - HII Ionized region in Tucana.

Rise and set times of NGC 249 from your location

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

NGC 249 - HII Ionized region in Tucana is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt