IC2391 is well placed

Thursday 31st Jan 201902:00

Across much of the world the omicron Velorum open star cluster (IC 2391) in Vela will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -53°02', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 16°N.

From London, it will not be observable because it will lie so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

At magnitude 2.5, IC2391 is visible to the naked eye, but best viewed through a pair of binoculars.

The position of IC2391 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
IC2391 08h40m30s -53°02' Vela 2.5 50'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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