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IC4665 is well placed

Monday, 2018, June 18 - 01:00

Dominic Ford – originally published on In-The-Sky.org

The open star cluster IC 4665 in Ophiuchus will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +05°43', it is visible across much of the world; it can be seen at latitudes between 75°N and 64°S.

From London (click to change), it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 23:41 (BST) as the dusk sky fades, 41° above your south-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 02:23, 41° above your south-western horizon.

At magnitude 4.2, IC4665 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 precise position of IC4665 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
IC4665 17h46m10s +05°43' Ophiuchus 4.2 0'41"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.


The details of this observing event were provided courtesy of In-The-Sky.org

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