87 days ago
Dominic Ford, Editor
From the Deep Sky feed
The Rosette Nebula (C49; mag 9) in Monoceros will be well placed in the evening sky in coming weeks. On 29 December 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.
From San Diego , it is visible between 19:01 and 04:30. It will become accessible around 19:01, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 23:45, 62° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 04:30 when it sinks below 18° above your western horizon.
At a declination of 5°03'N, it is visible across much of the world; it can be seen at latitudes between 75°N and 64°S.
At magnitude 4.3, Caldwell 49 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 Caldwell 49 is as follows:
|Object||Right Ascension||Declination||Constellation||Magnitude||Angular Size|
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
The sky on 29 Dec 2022
|The sky on 29 December 2022|
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All times shown in PST.
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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