NGC : Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264)

Celestial motion
Date: 2021-01-18
Astronomical night: 18:49 - 05:53 (GMT -5)
Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264) Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
RiseDusk27°100° (East)
Set05:28283° (West)
Maximum elevation

22:56

61°

180° (South)

Elevation

Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264) Celestial motion
Information about Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264)

General information

NGC2264 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 observations

Tonight, 2021-01-18, star cluster NGC2264 will become observable at east as the dusk sky fades, 27° above your horizon, at 18:49. At 05:28 the object will sink below the horizon at west. Maximum elevation, 61° above horizon, will be reached at 22:56, when star cluster will be placed at south.
 

Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264) on the sky map

Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264) on the sky map
Object type

Cluster with Nebulosity

Alternative names

Christmas Tree Cluster, XMAS TREE CL

Constellation

Monoceros

Magnitude

4

Apparent size20'
Right ascension6h 40m 58s
Declination9° 53′ 42″

Catalogues

Messier

New General Catalogue (NGC)

NGC2264

International Catalogue (IC)