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NGC 2232 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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The open star cluster NGC 2232 in Monoceros will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -04°50', it is visible across much of the world; it can be seen at latitudes between 65°N and 74°S.

From Seattle, it will be visible between 20:22 and 03:52. It will become accessible around 20:22, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:09, 37° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:52 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

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At magnitude 4.2, NGC2232 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 NGC2232 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC2232 06h28m00s -04°50' Monoceros 4.2 29'59"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 21 August 2019
Sunrise
06:11
Sunset
20:11
Twilight ends
22:10
Twilight begins
04:12

20-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

66%

20 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:57 12:21 19:45
Venus 06:20 13:21 20:22
Moon 23:09 05:23 12:02
Mars 06:31 13:27 20:24
Jupiter 15:43 20:01 00:23
Saturn 17:53 22:10 02:30
All times shown in PDT.

Source

The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE405 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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© Digitised Sky Survey (DSS); Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II)

Seattle

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47.61°N
122.33°W
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