Southern Beehive Cluster (NGC 2516)

Physical Properties

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Designation NGC 2516
Type OCL (I3r)
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 07h 58m 04.0s
Declination (J2000.0) -60° 45' 12"
Diameter 22 arcmin
Photographic (blue) magnitude 3.8 mag
Visual magnitude 3.8 mag
Metric Distance 0.346 kpc
Dreyer Description Cl, vB, vL, pRi, st 7…13
Identification, Remarks h 3111; GC 1619; OCL 776; ESO 124-SC6

Finder Chart

The open cluster NGC 2516 is located in the constellation Carina. Unfortunately it is not visible from Europe. On 17 January it in opposition with the Sun and is therefore highest in the sky at local midnight.

Finder Chart Southern Beehive Cluster (NGC 2516)
Southern Beehive Cluster (NGC 2516) in constellation Carina. 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 25°