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The cluster NGC 2547 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Across much of the world, the open star cluster NGC 2547 (mag 4.7) in Vela will be well placed in the evening sky in coming weeks. On 23 January 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 Fairfield , however, it is not observable because it lies so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

At a declination of 49°12'S, it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 20°N.

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At magnitude 4.7, NGC2547 is too faint to be seen with the naked eye from any but the very darkest sites, but is visible through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of NGC2547 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC2547 08h10m00s 49°12'S Vela 4.7 0'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 23 Jan 2023

The sky on 23 January 2023
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Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:37 10:22 15:07
Venus 08:23 13:34 18:45
Moon 08:48 13:58 19:19
Mars 12:28 20:05 03:43
Jupiter 09:53 15:58 22:03
Saturn 08:19 13:30 18:41
All times shown in EST.


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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