IC2395 is well placed

Thursday 31st Jan 201902:00

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°09', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 21°N.

From London, 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 position of IC2395 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
IC2395 08h42m30s -48°09' Vela 4.6 8'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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