DSS image of NGC1980
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC1980, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC1980
Overlaid DSS image of NGC1980, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Open Cluster w/Nebulosity
Magnitude  2.5
Size  14' x 14'
RA (2000)  5h 35' 26.0"
Dec (2000)  5° 54' 36" S
Constellation  Orion
Description  vF, vvL, 44 Ori invl

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
14 Sep 2015 Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
15cm f/5 Newtonian, Makaʻiki @ 19x

A bright and coarse cluster just south of M42, a handful of brighter stars punctuate a rich starfield

Andrew Cooper
9 Feb 2007 Waimea, HI (map)
76mm f/6 APO

A grand group of about a dozen stars around ι Ori (Σ752 2.75mg.), a nice double with a dimmer companion (6.36mg.), another nice double on the south side of the cluster (Σ747), a round haze surrounds ι some dimmer haze around Σ747, the cluster is on the south margin of M42 which is one field north.

Andrew Cooper
12 Jan 2002 Las Cienegas NCA, Pima Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Faint nebulosity around several bright stars just south of the Orion complex

Rev. T.W. Webb
Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Iota Ori (Σ752) A glow with 5½-in. around this group, which E. of Rosse finds to occupy a singular dark opening, encompassed with neb. matter. Wa., minute pair between two brighter stars n in field - a test.
Other Data Sources for NGC1980
Nearby objects for NGC1980
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.