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NGC 5168 - Open Cluster in Centaurus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -24.31°   Az: 192.97°   Direction: South-South-West

NGC 5168 is a Open Cluster in the Centaurus constellation. NGC 5168 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 9.1, NGC 5168 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5168 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 5168 - Open Cluster in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5168 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 32m 43s
-61° 03’ 54”
01h 40m 01s
15h 12m 45s

J2000

13h 31m 05s
-60° 56’ 21”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5168 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 5168 - Open Cluster in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5168 - Open Cluster in Centaurus.

Finder chart NGC 5168 - Open Cluster in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5168 - Open Cluster in Centaurus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5168 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).

9.55
9.1

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 5168 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5168 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 5168 - Open Cluster in Centaurus is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK