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The cluster IC 4665 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 in the evening sky in coming weeks. On 18 June 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 , it is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:53 (EDT), 36° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:54, 54° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 03:52, 36° above your south-western horizon.

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.

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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 0'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 18 Jun 2023

The sky on 18 June 2023
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Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:27 11:50 19:14
Venus 08:49 16:03 23:16
Moon 05:12 13:19 21:27
Mars 09:17 16:23 23:29
Jupiter 02:37 09:25 16:14
Saturn 00:18 05:44 11:10
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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