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NGC 884 is well placed

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 (141 days ago)

Dominic Ford, Editor
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The open star cluster NGC 884 in Perseus, also known as the eastern half of the double cluster will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +57°07', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 12°S.

From Ashburn (click to change), it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 19:19 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 33° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:28, 37° above your north-western horizon.

At magnitude 4.0, NGC884 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 NGC884 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC884 02h22m20s +57°07' Perseus 4.0 30'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 27 October 2017
Sunrise 07:31
Sunset 18:14
Twilight ends
Twilight begins

8-day old moon
Age of Moon
8 days

All times shown in EDT.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 08:34 13:38 18:42
Venus 06:00 11:47 17:34
Moon 14:08 19:11 00:13
Mars 04:54 10:57 17:00
Jupiter 07:27 12:51 18:15
Saturn 11:32 16:18 21:04


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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