M41 is well placed for observation

2014 Jan 2

The open star cluster M41 (NGC 2287) in Canis Major will be well placed for observation, culminating at around midnight local time.

At magnitude 4.6, M41 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.

At a declination of -20°43′ , it is seen to best advantage in the southern hemisphere.