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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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NGC 2542 - Double Star in Puppis

Altitude: -51.1°   Azimuth: 9.8°   Direction: North

NGC 2542 is a Double Star in the Puppis constellation. NGC 2542 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 2542 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 2542 - Double Star in Puppis star
DSS2 image of NGC 2542 in the Red band.

Key facts about NGC 2542

NGC 2542
Double Star

NGC 2542 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -51.1°
Azimuth: 9.8°
Direction: North

See also NGC 2542 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 4.72, NGC 2542 is barely visible to the naked eye, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for NGC 2542 - Double Star in Puppis

Photometric information of NGC 2542

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2542 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).


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

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2542

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2542 are provided in the following table:

08h 11m 16s
-12° 55’ 37”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2542 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 2542 - Double Star in Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2542 - Double Star in Puppis.

Finder chart NGC 2542 - Double Star in Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2542 - Double Star in Puppis.

Rise and set times of NGC 2542 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 2542 - Double Star 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: 102.9°
Max altitude: 25.6°
Azimuth: 257.1°