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IC4756 is well placed

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 (569 days ago)

Dominic Ford, Editor
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The open star cluster IC 4756 in Serpens will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +05°27', it is visible across much of the world; it can be seen at latitudes between 75°N and 64°S.

From Ashburn (click to change), it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:59 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 35° above your south-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:29, 34° above your south-western horizon.

At magnitude 5.0, IC4756 is too faint to be seen with the naked eye from any but the very darkest sites, but is visible through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of IC4756 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
IC4756 18h39m50s +05°27' Serpens Cauda 5.0 52'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 01 July 2016
Sunrise 05:47
Sunset 20:38
Twilight ends
Twilight begins

26-day old moon
Age of Moon
26 days

All times shown in EDT.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:16 12:44 20:12
Venus 06:17 13:42 21:07
Moon 03:36 10:30 17:25
Mars 16:56 21:46 02:41
Jupiter 11:19 17:42 00:09
Saturn 18:12 23:05 04:03


The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE405 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.

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