General informationNGC2264 is the star cluster with nebulousity at magnitude 4 that is placed in Monoceros constellation and has apparent size of 20 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 observationsTonight, 2023-12-04, star cluster NGC2264 will rise at east at 19:20 and will be observable until fading from view as dawn breaks. This time (05:39) the object will be placed at west. Maximum elevation, 61° above horizon, will be reached at 01:51, when star cluster will be placed at south.
Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264) on the sky map
Cluster with Nebulosity
Christmas Tree Cluster, XMAS TREE CL
|Right ascension||6h 40m 58s|
|Declination||9° 53′ 42″|
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