Open Cluster NGC 2477

NGC 2477 & NGC 2451
NGC 2477 & NGC 2451: Section of the DSS2. Here could be your picture. [147]

Physical Properties

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Designation NGC 2477
Type OCL (I3r)
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 07h 52m 10.0s
Declination (J2000.0) -38° 31' 48"
Diameter 20 arcmin
Visual magnitude 5.8 mag
Metric Distance 1.222 kpc
Dreyer Description !, Cl, B, Ri, L, lC, st 12
Identification, Remarks h 3103; GC 1593; OCL 720; ESO 311-SC17

Finder Chart

The open cluster NGC 2477 is located in the constellation Puppis. Best time for observation is around November to February. At a declination of -38° the is raises only 4° above the southern horizon as seen from Switzerland. The more south you go, the better it can be seen. On 16 January it in opposition with the Sun and is therefore highest in the sky at local midnight.

Finder Chart Open Cluster NGC 2477
Open Cluster NGC 2477 in constellation Puppis. 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 20°