Across much of the world Centaurus A (NGC 5128; mag 7.8) will be well placed, high in the sky. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.
At a declination of -43°01', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 26°N.
At magnitude 7.0, NGC5128 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 NGC5128 is as follows:
|Object||Right Ascension||Declination||Constellation||Magnitude||Angular Size|
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
|The sky on 13 April 2017|
16 days old
All times shown in EDT.
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.