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NGC 3228 - Open Cluster in Vela

Altitude: -14.5°   Azimuth: 167.5°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 3228 is a Open Cluster in the Vela constellation. NGC 3228 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 3228 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 3228 - Open Cluster in Vela star
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DSS2 image of NGC 3228 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6.6 arcmin) and minor (6.6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 3228

NGC 3228
Open Cluster
Vela

NGC 3228 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -14.5°
Azimuth: 167.5°
Direction: South-South-East

See also NGC 3228 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 6, NGC 3228 is easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for NGC 3228 - Open Cluster in Vela

Photometric information of NGC 3228

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 3228 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).

6.15
6

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

Apparent size of NGC 3228

The following table reports NGC 3228 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 3228 is a visual representation of it.
6.6 arcmin
6.6 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 3228

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 3228 are provided in the following table:

10h 21m 21s
-51° 43’ 20”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 3228 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 3228 - Open Cluster in Vela star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3228 - Open Cluster in Vela.

Finder chart NGC 3228 - Open Cluster in Vela star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3228 - Open Cluster in Vela.

Rise and set times of NGC 3228 from your location

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

NGC 3228 - Open Cluster in Vela is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt