NGC 3114 is well placed

2019 Feb 21

Across much of the world the open star cluster NGC 3114 in Carina 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°07', 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 4.2, NGC3114 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 NGC3114 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC3114 10h02m20s -60°07' Carina 4.2 35'00"

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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