NGC 657 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia
NGC 657 is a Open Cluster in the Cassiopeia constellation. NGC 657 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
Apparent size of NGC 657The following table reports NGC 657 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 657 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 657
The image below is a photograph of NGC 657 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 657
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 657 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 657 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 657 from your location
NGC 657 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia is circumpolar and transits at 10:13 UTC (altitude: 85.6°)