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NGC 306 - Open Cluster in Tucana

Altitude: -48.4°   Azimuth: 152.6°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 306 is a Open Cluster in the Tucana constellation. NGC 306 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 306 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 306 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
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DSS2 image of NGC 306 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.1 arcmin) and minor (1.1 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 306

NGC 306
Open Cluster
Tucana

NGC 306 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -48.4°
Azimuth: 152.6°
Direction: South-South-East

See also NGC 306 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 12.07, NGC 306 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 306 - Open Cluster in Tucana

Photometric information of NGC 306

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 306 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).

12.23
12.07

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

Apparent size of NGC 306

The following table reports NGC 306 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 306 is a visual representation of it.
1.1 arcmin
1.1 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 306

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 306 are provided in the following table:

00h 54m 14s
-72° 14’ 31”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 306 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 306 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 306 - Open Cluster in Tucana.

Finder chart NGC 306 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 306 - Open Cluster in Tucana.

Rise and set times of NGC 306 from your location

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

NGC 306 - Open Cluster in Tucana is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt