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NGC 5281 - Open Cluster in Centaurus

NGC 5281 is a Open Cluster in the Centaurus constellation. NGC 5281 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 5281
Open Cluster
Centaurus
Available Resources for NGC 5281 - Open Cluster in Centaurus

Photometric information of NGC 5281

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5281 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).

6.15
5.9

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

Apparent size of NGC 5281

The following table reports NGC 5281 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5281 is a visual representation of it.
6.9 arcmin
6.9 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5281

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5281 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 5281 - Open Cluster in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5281 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6.9 arcmin) and minor (6.9 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5281

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5281 are provided in the following table:

13h 46m 35s
-62° 55’ 00”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5281 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 5281 - Open Cluster in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5281 - Open Cluster in Centaurus.

Finder chart NGC 5281 - Open Cluster in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5281 - Open Cluster in Centaurus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5281 from your location

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

NGC 5281 - Open Cluster in Centaurus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]