NGC 1981 is well placed for observation

Monday 15th Dec 201423:56

The open star cluster NGC 1981 in Orion’s sword will be well placed for observation, culminating at around midnight local time.

At magnitude 4.6, NGC1981 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 -04°25′ , it is visible across much of the world.