M45 is well placed
2017 Nov 17
Dominic Ford – originally published on In-The-Sky.org
The Pleiades open star cluster (M45) in Taurus will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.
At a declination of +24°06', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere and cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 45°S.
From London (click to change), it will be visible in the morning sky. It will become accessible at around 17:22, when it rises 12° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:59, 62° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:24, 15° above your western horizon.
At magnitude 1.6, M45 is visible to the naked eye, but best viewed through a pair of binoculars.
The precise position of M45 is as follows:
|Object||Right Ascension||Declination||Constellation||Magnitude||Angular Size|
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
The details of this observing event were provided courtesy of In-The-Sky.org