IC2602 is well placed

Sunday 3rd Mar 201902:00

Across much of the world the theta Carinae open star cluster (IC 2602, also known as the southern Pleiades) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -64°23', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 5°N.

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

At magnitude 1.9, IC2602 is visible to the naked eye, but best viewed through a pair of binoculars.

The position of IC2602 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
IC2602 10h42m50s -64°23' Carina 1.9 50'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

This entry in the observing calendar was provided by In-The-Sky.org