Southern Pleiades (IC 2602)

Physical Properties

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Designation IC 2602
Type OCL (II3m)
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 10h 42m 56.5s
Declination (J2000.0) -64° 23' 39"
Diameter 100 arcmin
Visual magnitude 1.6 mag
Metric Distance 0.160 kpc
Identification, Remarks OCL 838; ESO 93-SC2; Southern Pleiades

Finder Chart

The open cluster IC 2602 is located in the constellation Carina near the 2.7 mag bright star θ Carinae. Unfortunately it is not visible from Europe. On 27 February it in opposition with the Sun and is therefore highest in the sky at local midnight.

Finder Chart Southern Pleiades (IC 2602)
Southern Pleiades (IC 2602) 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 15°

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