NGC 2542 - Double Star in Puppis
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.
- NGC 2542 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom . See also 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.
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.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2542
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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2542
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2542 are provided in the following table:
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°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 2542 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's NGC 2542 - Double Star in Puppis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):