NGC 2451 is well placed

Thursday 17th Jan 201902:00

Across much of the world the open star cluster NGC 2451 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 -37°58', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 32°N.

From London, it will not be readily observable since it will lie so far south that it will never rise more than 0° above the horizon.

At magnitude 9.5, NGC2451 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of NGC2451 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC2451 07h45m10s -37°58' Puppis 9.5 45'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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