M47 is well placed for observation

Tuesday 14th Jan 201423:59

The open star cluster M47 (NGC 2422) in Puppis will be well placed for observation, culminating at around midnight local time.

At magnitude 4.5, M47 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 -14°30′ , it is seen to best advantage in the southern hemisphere; it can be seen at latitudes between 55°N and 84°S.