M47 is well placed

Monday 14th Jan 201902:00

The open star cluster M47 (NGC 2422) in Puppis will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -14°28', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere; it can be seen at latitudes between 55°N and 84°S.

From London, it will be visible between 21:57 and 02:07. It will become accessible at around 21:57, when it rises 18° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:04, 24° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 02:07 when it sinks to 18° above your south-western horizon.

At magnitude 4.4, M47 is tricky to make out with the naked eye except from a dark site, but is visible through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of M47 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M47 07h36m30s -14°28' Puppis 4.4 30'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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