NGC : Lower Sword (NGC1980)

Celestial motion
Date: 2021-01-18
Astronomical night: 18:49 - 05:53 (GMT -5)
Lower Sword (NGC1980) Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
RiseDusk18°112° (East)
Set03:37265° (West)
Maximum elevation

21:50

47°

180° (South)

Elevation

Lower Sword (NGC1980) Celestial motion
Information about Lower Sword (NGC1980)

General information

NGC1980 is the star cluster with nebulousity at magnitude 3 that is placed in Orion constellation and has apparent size of 14 angular minutes.
Having high brightness and large apparent size, star cluster is available for observations through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

Information for observations

Tonight, 2021-01-18, star cluster NGC1980 will rise at east at 17:44 and will sink below the horizon at west at 03:37. Maximum elevation, 47° above horizon, will be reached at 21:50, when star cluster will be placed at south.
 

Lower Sword (NGC1980) on the sky map

Lower Sword (NGC1980) on the sky map
Object type

Cluster with Nebulosity

Alternative names

Lower Sword

Constellation

Orion

Magnitude

3

Apparent size14'x14'
Right ascension5h 35m 24s
Declination-5° 54′ 54″

Catalogues

Messier

New General Catalogue (NGC)

NGC1980

International Catalogue (IC)