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NGC 2403 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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NGC 2403, a spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +65°36', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 4°S.

From Fairfield, it will be visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 23:50, 65° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 17:58 (EDT), 37° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:06, 35° above your north-western horizon.

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At magnitude 8.9, NGC2403 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 NGC2403 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC2403 07h36m50s +65°36' Camelopardalis 8.9 22'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 14 January 2017
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Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:36 10:20 15:04
Venus 09:31 15:08 20:44
Moon 19:45 01:35 08:30
Mars 09:51 15:38 21:24
Jupiter 23:59 05:40 11:17
Saturn 05:03 09:44 14:25
All times shown in EST.


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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