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The Hyades cluster is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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The Hyades open star cluster (Collinder 50; mag 1.0) in Taurus will be well placed in the evening sky in coming weeks. On 27 November 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 Ashburn , it is visible between 18:21 and 05:59. It will become accessible at around 18:21, when it rises to an altitude of 11° above your eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:10, 66° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 05:59 when it sinks below 11° above your western horizon.

At a declination of 16°00'N, it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere; it can be seen at latitudes between 86°N and 54°S.

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At magnitude 1.0, Collinder 50 is visible to the naked eye, but best viewed through a pair of binoculars.

The position of Collinder 50 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
Collinder 50 04h27m00s 16°00'N Taurus 1.0 0'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 27 Nov 2024

The sky on 27 November 2024
Twilight ends
Twilight begins

26-day old moon
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26 days old

Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 08:29 13:06 17:43
Venus 10:26 15:02 19:39
Moon 03:33 09:10 14:38
Mars 20:58 04:15 11:32
Jupiter 17:27 00:48 08:08
Saturn 13:04 18:39 00:13
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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