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IC2395 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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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'S, it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 21°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 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'S Vela 4.0 8'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 31 January 2021
Sunrise
07:37
Sunset
17:09
Twilight ends
18:57
Twilight begins
05:49

18-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

81%

18 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 08:00 13:15 18:30
Venus 07:06 11:30 15:55
Moon 19:33 02:40 09:33
Mars 10:40 18:01 01:21
Jupiter 07:38 12:17 16:55
Saturn 07:21 11:54 16:26
All times shown in PST.

Source

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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