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NGC 2658 - Open Cluster in Pyxis

NGC 2658 is a Open Cluster in the Pyxis constellation. NGC 2658 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 2658
Open Cluster
Pyxis
  • NGC 2658 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 3° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 9.2, NGC 2658 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.
Available Resources for NGC 2658 - Open Cluster in Pyxis

Photometric information of NGC 2658

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2658 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).

9.2

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

Apparent size of NGC 2658

The following table reports NGC 2658 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2658 is a visual representation of it.
7.2 arcmin
7.2 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2658

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2658 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 2658 - Open Cluster in Pyxis star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2658 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (7.2 arcmin) and minor (7.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2658

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2658 are provided in the following table:

08h 43m 27s
-32° 39’ 21”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2658 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 2658 - Open Cluster in Pyxis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2658 - Open Cluster in Pyxis.

Finder chart NGC 2658 - Open Cluster in Pyxis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2658 - Open Cluster in Pyxis.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2658 from your location

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

Today's NGC 2658 - Open Cluster in Pyxis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.7°
Max altitude: 5.9°
Azimuth: 237.3°
NGC 2658 - Open Cluster in Pyxis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom