Globular Cluster NGC 1261

Physical Properties

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Designation NGC 1261
Type GCL (II)
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 03h 12m 15.3s
Declination (J2000.0) -55° 12' 59"
Diameter 6.8 arcmin
Visual magnitude 8.3 mag
Metric Distance 16.300 kpc
Identification, Remarks h 2517; GC 666; GCL 5; ESO 155-SC11

Finder Chart

The globular cluster NGC 1261 is located in the constellation Horologium. Unfortunately it is not visible from Europe. On 12 November it in opposition with the Sun and is therefore highest in the sky at local midnight.

Finder Chart Globular Cluster NGC 1261
Globular Cluster NGC 1261 in constellation Horologium. Charts created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. Limiting magnitudes: Constellation chart ~6.5 mag, DSS2 close-ups ~20 mag. [149, 160]

Objects Within a Radius of 30°