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IC2395 is well placed

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Objects: IC2395
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Across much of the world the open star cluster IC 2395 (mag 4.6) in Vela 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 -48°09', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 21°N.

From Fairfield, it will not be readily observable since it will lie so far south that it will never rise more than 0° above the horizon.

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At magnitude 4.0, IC2395 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 IC2395 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
IC2395 08h42m30s -48°09' Vela 4.0 8'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 01 February 2019
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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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