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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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NGC 5138 - Open Cluster in Centaurus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -27.84°   Az: 206.40°   Direction: South-South-West

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 hemisphere. 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.

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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 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

Apparent

13h 28m 50s
-59° 10’ 02”
03h 20m 24s
16h 49m 15s

J2000

13h 27m 15s
-59° 02’ 26”

Finder Chart

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.

Photometric Information

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

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

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
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, UK