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NGC 7243 - Open Cluster in Lacerta

NGC 7243 is a Open Cluster in the Lacerta constellation. NGC 7243 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 7243
Open Cluster
Lacerta
  • NGC 7243 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 22° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 6.4, NGC 7243 is easily visible with the help of a small binocular.
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Photometric information of NGC 7243

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 7243 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).

6.54
6.4

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

Apparent size of NGC 7243

The following table reports NGC 7243 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 7243 is a visual representation of it.
15 arcmin
15 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 7243

The image below is a photograph of NGC 7243 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 7243 - Open Cluster in Lacerta star
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DSS2 image of NGC 7243 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (15 arcmin) and minor (15 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 7243

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 7243 are provided in the following table:

22h 15m 09s
+49° 53’ 51”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 7243 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 7243 - Open Cluster in Lacerta star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7243 - Open Cluster in Lacerta.

Finder chart NGC 7243 - Open Cluster in Lacerta star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7243 - Open Cluster in Lacerta.

Rise ans set times of NGC 7243 from your location

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

NGC 7243 - Open Cluster in Lacerta is circumpolar and transits at 04:44 UTC (altitude: 88.4°)