M45 is well placed
Monday 18th Nov 201902:00
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 but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 45°S.
From London, it will be visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 17:20, when it rises 12° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:57, 62° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:25, 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 position of M45 is as follows:
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The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
This entry in the observing calendar was provided by In-The-Sky.org