NGC 362 is well placed

2017 Oct 5

Dominic Ford – originally published on

Across much of the world the globular cluster NGC 362 in Tucana will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -70°51', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere and cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 0°S.

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

At magnitude 6.6, NGC362 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The precise position of NGC362 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC362 01h03m10s -70°51' Tucana 6.6 0'12"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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