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NGC 884 is well placed

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The open star cluster NGC 884 in Perseus, also known as the eastern half of the double cluster will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +57°08', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 12°S.

From Ashburn, it will be visible all night. It will become visible around 19:16 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 33° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:26, 37° above your north-western horizon.

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At magnitude 6.1, NGC884 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of NGC884 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC884 02h22m30s +57°08' Perseus 6.1 29'59"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 28 October 2016
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Venus 10:44 15:23 20:03
Moon 05:36 11:31 17:26
Mars 13:34 18:14 22:54
Jupiter 05:27 11:21 17:14
Saturn 10:41 15:31 20:21
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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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