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NGC 659 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

NGC 659 is a Open Cluster in the Cassiopeia constellation. NGC 659 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 659
Open Cluster
Cassiopeia
  • NGC 659 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 36° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 7.9, NGC 659 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.
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Photometric information of NGC 659

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 659 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).

8.4
7.9

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

Apparent size of NGC 659

The following table reports NGC 659 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 659 is a visual representation of it.
4.2 arcmin
4.2 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 659

The image below is a photograph of NGC 659 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 659 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia star
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DSS2 image of NGC 659 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 659

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 659 are provided in the following table:

01h 44m 22s
+60° 40’ 09”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 659 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 659 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 659 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia.

Finder chart NGC 659 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 659 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia.

Rise ans set times of NGC 659 from your location

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

NGC 659 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia is circumpolar and transits at 10:18 UTC (altitude: 80.8°)