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IC2602 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Across much of the world the theta Carinae open star cluster (IC 2602, also known as the southern Pleiades) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -64°23', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 5°N.

From Seattle, 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 1.9, IC2602 is visible to the naked eye, but best viewed through a pair of binoculars.

The position of IC2602 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
IC2602 10h42m50s -64°23' Carina 1.9 50'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 03 March 2018
Sunrise
06:44
Sunset
17:55
Twilight ends
19:37
Twilight begins
05:02

16-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

93%

16 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:12 13:06 19:00
Venus 07:19 13:09 19:00
Moon 20:23 01:32 07:50
Mars 02:33 06:47 11:01
Jupiter 00:03 04:47 09:31
Saturn 03:38 07:55 12:12
All times shown in PST.

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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Seattle

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47.61°N
122.33°W
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