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IC4665 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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The open star cluster IC 4665 (mag 4.2) in Ophiuchus 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 5°38'N, it is visible across much of the world; it can be seen at latitudes between 75°N and 64°S.

From Seattle, it will be visible all night. It will become visible around 22:58 (PDT), 39° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:11, 48° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 03:22, 39° above your south-western horizon.

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At magnitude 4.2, IC4665 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 IC4665 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
IC4665 17h46m20s 5°38'N Ophiuchus 4.2 41'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 18 June 2022
Sunrise
05:10
Sunset
21:10
Twilight ends
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Twilight begins
02:02

19-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

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19 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:08 11:34 19:01
Venus 03:29 10:52 18:15
Moon 00:33 05:12 10:01
Mars 02:05 08:32 14:59
Jupiter 01:37 07:45 13:54
Saturn 00:16 05:14 10:12
All times shown in PDT.

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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