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Fornax is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Across much of the world the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy (mag 9.0) 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 -34°27', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 35°N.

From Ashburn, it will not be readily observable since it will lie so far south that it will never rise more than 16° above the horizon.

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At magnitude 9.0, Fornax 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 Fornax is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
Fornax 02h40m00s -34°27' Fornax 9.0 17'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 31 October 2020
Sunrise
07:36
Sunset
18:10
Twilight ends
19:40
Twilight begins
06:06

15-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

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15 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:36 12:09 17:41
Venus 04:44 10:46 16:49
Moon 18:35 00:40 07:12
Mars 17:11 23:29 05:52
Jupiter 13:12 17:58 22:44
Saturn 13:30 18:20 23:10
All times shown in EDT.

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The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE430 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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© Digitised Sky Survey (DSS); Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II)

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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