IC4665 is well placed

2019 Jun 18

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°38', it is visible across much of the world; it can be seen at latitudes between 75°N and 64°S.

From London, 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 position of IC4665 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
IC4665 17h46m20s +05°38' Ophiuchus 4.2 41'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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

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