NGC 300 is well placed

2019 Oct 5

Across much of the world NGC 300, a spiral galaxy in Sculptor 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°41', 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 8.1, NGC300 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 NGC300 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC300 00h54m50s -37°41' Sculptor 8.1 22'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

This entry in the observing calendar was provided by In-The-Sky.org

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