The open cluster NGC 1981

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , NGC 1981 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:00 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 28° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:58, 43° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:02, when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

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Name NGC 1981
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 73
Magnitude:4.20 (V) [3]
Right ascension:05h35m [2]
Declination:-04°25' [2]
Distance:400.0 parsec
1304.0 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.81
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

15 Dec 2021  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
15 Dec 2022  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
15 Dec 2023  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
14 Dec 2024  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
15 Dec 2025  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
15 Dec 2026  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
15 Dec 2027  –  NGC 1981 is well placed
14 Dec 2028  –  NGC 1981 is well placed






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