IC2395 is well placed

2015 Jan 31

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

Across much of the world the open star cluster IC 2395 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 -48°12', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere and cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 21°N.

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

At magnitude 4.6, IC2395 is too faint to be seen with the naked eye from any but the very darkest sites, but is visible through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The precise position of IC2395 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
IC2395 08h41m00s -48°12' Vela 4.6 8'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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