NGC 2232 is well placed

Saturday 28th Dec 201902:00

The open star cluster NGC 2232 in Monoceros 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°50', 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 03:36. It will become accessible at around 20:27, when it rises 17° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:59, 33° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:36 when it sinks to 17° above your south-western horizon.

At magnitude 3.9, NGC2232 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 NGC2232 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC2232 06h28m00s -04°50' Monoceros 3.9 30'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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