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NGC 5138 - Open Cluster in Centaurus

NGC 5138 is a Open Cluster in the Centaurus constellation. NGC 5138 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 5138
Open Cluster
Centaurus
  • NGC 5138 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 5.33, NGC 5138 is barely visible to the naked eye, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.
Available Resources for NGC 5138 - Open Cluster in Centaurus

Photometric information of NGC 5138

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5138 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).

6.12
5.33

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

Apparent size of NGC 5138

The following table reports NGC 5138 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5138 is a visual representation of it.
4.2 arcmin
4.2 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5138

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5138 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 5138 - Open Cluster in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5138 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.2 arcmin) and minor (4.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5138

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5138 are provided in the following table:

13h 27m 15s
-59° 02’ 26”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5138 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 5138 - Open Cluster in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5138 - Open Cluster in Centaurus.

Finder chart NGC 5138 - Open Cluster in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5138 - Open Cluster in Centaurus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5138 from your location

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

NGC 5138 - Open Cluster in Centaurus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]