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NGC 458 - Open Cluster in Tucana

NGC 458 is a Open Cluster in the Tucana constellation. NGC 458 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 458
Open Cluster
Tucana
  • NGC 458 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 11.66, NGC 458 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 458 - Open Cluster in Tucana

Photometric information of NGC 458

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 458 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).

11.85
11.66

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

Apparent size of NGC 458

The following table reports NGC 458 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 458 is a visual representation of it.
2.6 arcmin
2.3 arcmin
140°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 458

The image below is a photograph of NGC 458 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 458 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
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DSS2 image of NGC 458 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.6 arcmin) and minor (2.3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 458

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 458 are provided in the following table:

01h 14m 53s
-71° 33’ 10”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 458 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 458 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 458 - Open Cluster in Tucana.

Finder chart NGC 458 - Open Cluster in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 458 - Open Cluster in Tucana.

Rise ans set times of NGC 458 from your location

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

NGC 458 - Open Cluster in Tucana is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]