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IC2395 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Across much of the world the open star cluster IC 2395 in Vela will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -48°09', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 21°N.

From Ashburn (click to change), it will not be readily observable since it will lie so far south that it will never rise more than 2° above the horizon.

At magnitude 4.6, IC2395 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 IC2395 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
IC2395 08h42m30s -48°09' Vela 4.6 8'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 31 January 2017
Sunrise
07:16
Sunset
17:28
Twilight ends
19:00
Twilight begins
05:44

3-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

18%

3 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:07 10:53 15:38
Venus 09:08 15:12 21:17
Moon 09:31 15:24 21:17
Mars 09:29 15:34 21:39
Jupiter 23:11 04:53 10:31
Saturn 04:14 09:01 13:48
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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Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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