NGC 1981 is well placed
Sunday 15th Dec 201902:00
The open star cluster NGC 1981 in Orion’s sword will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.
At a declination of -04°25', it is visible across much of the world; it can be seen at latitudes between 65°N and 74°S.
From London, it will be visible between 20:27 and 03:32. It will become accessible at around 20:27, when it rises 18° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:58, 34° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:32 when it sinks to 18° above your south-western horizon.
At magnitude 4.2, NGC1981 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 NGC1981 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