NGC 2609 - Open Cluster in Carina
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.
See also NGC 2609 rise and set times.
Apparent size of NGC 2609The 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.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2609
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 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2609
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2609 are provided in the following table:
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°.