Across much of the world the open star cluster NGC 2516 (mag 3.8) in Volans 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 60°45'S, it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 9°N.
At magnitude 3.8, NGC2516 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 NGC2516 is as follows:
|Object||Right Ascension||Declination||Constellation||Magnitude||Angular Size|
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
|The sky on 20 January 2026|
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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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