IC4756 is well placed

2019 Jul 1

The open star cluster IC 4756 in Serpens 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°27', 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 23:38 (BST) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your south-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 02:32, 40° above your south-western horizon.

At magnitude 4.6, IC4756 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 IC4756 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
IC4756 18h38m50s +05°27' Serpens Cauda 4.6 52'00"

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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