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NGC 2609 - Open Cluster in Carina

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -29.05°   Az: 155.73°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 2609 is a Open Cluster in the Carina constellation. NGC 2609 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 2609 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 2609 - Open Cluster in Carina star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2609 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.6 arcmin) and minor (3.6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

08h 29m 58s
-61° 11’ 36”
20h 47m 07s
05h 17m 06s

J2000

08h 29m 30s
-61° 06’ 37”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2609 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 2609 - Open Cluster in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2609 - Open Cluster in Carina.

Finder chart NGC 2609 - Open Cluster in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2609 - Open Cluster in Carina.

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 2609 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2609 is a visual representation of it.
3.6 arcmin
3.6 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 2609 - Open Cluster in Carina is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK