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NGC 956 - Open Cluster in Andromeda

NGC 956 is a Open Cluster in the Andromeda constellation. NGC 956 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 956
Open Cluster
Andromeda
  • NGC 956 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 6° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 8.9, NGC 956 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.
Available Resources for NGC 956 - Open Cluster in Andromeda

Photometric information of NGC 956

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 956 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).

8.9

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

Apparent size of NGC 956

The following table reports NGC 956 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 956 is a visual representation of it.
4.5 arcmin
4.5 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 956

The image below is a photograph of NGC 956 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 956 - Open Cluster in Andromeda star
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DSS2 image of NGC 956 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.5 arcmin) and minor (4.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 956

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 956 are provided in the following table:

02h 32m 30s
+44° 35’ 36”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 956 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 956 - Open Cluster in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 956 - Open Cluster in Andromeda.

Finder chart NGC 956 - Open Cluster in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 956 - Open Cluster in Andromeda.

Rise ans set times of NGC 956 from your location

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

NGC 956 - Open Cluster in Andromeda is circumpolar and transits at 10:08 UTC (altitude: 83.1°)