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NGC 884 is well placed

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The open star cluster NGC 884 (mag 4.0) in Perseus, also known as the eastern half of the double cluster will be well placed, high in the sky. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

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.

From San Diego, it will be visible all night. It will become visible around 19:03 (PDT), 29° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:50, 65° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:03, 32° above your north-western horizon.

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At magnitude 6.1, NGC884 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of NGC884 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC884 02h22m30s 57°08'N Perseus 6.1 29'59"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 27 October 2024
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Mercury 08:24 13:34 18:44
Venus 10:07 15:04 20:02
Moon 02:42 09:19 15:52
Mars 23:19 06:23 13:26
Jupiter 20:37 03:42 10:46
Saturn 15:40 21:19 02:59
All times shown in PDT.


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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