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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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NGC 2678 - Open Cluster in Cancer

Altitude: -11.5°   Azimuth: 54.8°   Direction: North-East

NGC 2678 is a Open Cluster in the Cancer constellation. NGC 2678 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 2678 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 2678 - Open Cluster in Cancer star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2678 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10 arcmin) and minor (10 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2678

NGC 2678
Open Cluster
Cancer

NGC 2678 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -11.5°
Azimuth: 54.8°
Direction: North-East

See also NGC 2678 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 2678 - Open Cluster in Cancer

Apparent size of NGC 2678

The following table reports NGC 2678 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2678 is a visual representation of it.
10 arcmin
10 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2678

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2678 are provided in the following table:

08h 50m 03s
+11° 20’ 17”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2678 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 2678 - Open Cluster in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2678 - Open Cluster in Cancer.

Finder chart NGC 2678 - Open Cluster in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2678 - Open Cluster in Cancer.

Rise and set times of NGC 2678 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 2678 - Open Cluster in Cancer 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: 78.7°
Max altitude: 49.9°
Azimuth: 281.3°