Across much of the world, the globular cluster NGC 362 (mag 6.6) in Tucana will be well placed in the evening sky in coming weeks. On 7 October it will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time, and on subsequent evenings it will culminate four minutes earlier each day.
At a declination of 70°50'S, it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 0°S.
At magnitude 6.6, NGC362 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 NGC362 is as follows:
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
The sky on 8 Oct 2022
|The sky on 8 October 2022
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All times shown in EDT.
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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