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:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M45 03h47m30s +24°06' Taurus 1.6 110'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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