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Dominic Ford, Editor
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The Perseus Double Cluster (NGC 869 and NGC 884, each mag 4.0) will be well placed in the evening sky in coming weeks. On 26 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.
From Fairfield , it is visible all night. It will become visible around 19:01 (EDT), 34° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:08, 38° above your north-western horizon.
At a declination of 57°08'N, it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 12°S.
At magnitude 4.3, Caldwell 14 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 14 is as follows:
|Object||Right Ascension||Declination||Constellation||Magnitude||Angular Size|
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
The sky on 26 Oct 2024
|The sky on 26 October 2024|
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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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