NGC 2516 is well placed

Sunday 20th Jan 201902:00

Across much of the world the open star cluster NGC 2516 in Volans will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -60°45', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 9°N.

From London, it will not be observable because it will lie so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

At magnitude 7.6, NGC2516 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 NGC2516 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC2516 07h58m00s -60°45' Carina 7.6 30'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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