Across much of the world, the second brightest globular cluster in the sky , 47 Tuc (NGC 104; mag 4.0), in Tucana will be well placed in the evening sky in coming weeks. On 27 September 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 72°04'S, it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 2°S.
At magnitude 4.0, NGC104 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 NGC104 is as follows:
|Object||Right Ascension||Declination||Constellation||Magnitude||Angular Size|
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
The sky on 27 Sep 2023
|The sky on 27 September 2023|
12 days old
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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