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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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NGC 422 - Open Cluster in Tucana

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -69.72°   Az: 175.42°   Direction: South

NGC 422 is a Open Cluster in the Tucana constellation. NGC 422 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 13.26, NGC 422 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 422 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 422 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
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DSS2 image of NGC 422 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1 arcmin) and minor (1 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

01h 10m 10s
-71° 38’ 12”
12h 20m 09s
13h 30m 19s

J2000

01h 09m 24s
-71° 46’ 01”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 422 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 422 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 422 - Open Cluster in Tucana.

Finder chart NGC 422 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 422 - Open Cluster in Tucana.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 422 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).

13.45
13.26

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 422 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 422 is a visual representation of it.
1 arcmin
1 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 422 - Open Cluster in Tucana is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK