Across much of the world, Centaurus A (NGC 5128; mag 7.8) will be well placed in the evening sky in coming weeks. On 13 April 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.
At a declination of 43°01'S, it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 26°N.
At magnitude 7.0, NGC5128 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 NGC5128 is as follows:
|Object||Right Ascension||Declination||Constellation||Magnitude||Angular Size|
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
The sky on 13 Apr 2031
|The sky on 13 April 2031|
21 days old
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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