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NGC 3532 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Across much of the world the wishing well open star cluster (NGC 3532) in Carina will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -58°46', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 11°N.

From Cambridge, it will not be observable because it will lie so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

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At magnitude 3.0, NGC3532 is tricky to make out with the naked eye except from a dark site, but is visible through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of NGC3532 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC3532 11h05m40s -58°46' Carina 3.0 54'59"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 08 March 2017
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Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:19 12:02 17:45
Venus 06:24 13:11 19:59
Moon 13:56 21:03 03:22
Mars 07:40 14:24 21:09
Jupiter 20:19 02:01 07:39
Saturn 01:48 06:25 11:02
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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