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NGC 2516 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Across much of the world the open star cluster NGC 2516 in Volans will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -60°45', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 9°N.

From Ashburn (click to change), it will not be observable because it will lie so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

At magnitude 7.6, NGC2516 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 NGC2516 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC2516 07h58m00s -60°45' Carina 7.6 30'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 19 January 2017
Sunrise
07:24
Sunset
17:14
Twilight ends
18:48
Twilight begins
05:51

21-day old moon
Waning Crescent

47%

21 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:49 10:36 15:23
Venus 09:36 15:22 21:09
Moon 00:02 05:48 11:34
Mars 09:56 15:49 21:41
Jupiter 23:56 05:38 11:17
Saturn 04:56 09:43 14:30
All times shown in EST.

Source

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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© Digitised Sky Survey (DSS); Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II)

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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