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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
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NGC 744 - Open Cluster in Perseus

Altitude: 32.7°   Azimuth: 40.1°   Direction: North-East

NGC 744 is a Open Cluster in the Perseus constellation. NGC 744 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 744 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 0.39x0.39 degrees (23.4x23.4 arcmins).

Image of NGC 744 - Open Cluster in Perseus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 744 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (11.7 arcmin) and minor (11.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 744

NGC 744
Open Cluster
Perseus

NGC 744 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 32.7°
Azimuth: 40.1°
Direction: North-East

See also NGC 744 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 7.9, NGC 744 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for NGC 744 - Open Cluster in Perseus

Photometric information of NGC 744

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 744 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).

8.38
7.9

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

Apparent size of NGC 744

The following table reports NGC 744 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 744 is a visual representation of it.
11.7 arcmin
11.7 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 744

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 744 are provided in the following table:

01h 58m 30s
+55° 28’ 28”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 744 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 744 - Open Cluster in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 744 - Open Cluster in Perseus.

Finder chart NGC 744 - Open Cluster in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 744 - Open Cluster in Perseus.

Rise and set times of NGC 744 from your location

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

NGC 744 - Open Cluster in Perseus is circumpolar and transits at 15:42 UTC (altitude: 86.0°)