NGC 884 is well placed

2019 Oct 27

The open star cluster NGC 884 in Perseus, also known as the eastern half of the double cluster will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +57°08', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 12°S.

From London, it will be visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 01:02, 84° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 18:04 (BST), 41° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:26, 45° above your north-western horizon.

At magnitude 3.8, NGC884 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 NGC884 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC884 02h22m30s +57°08' Perseus 3.8 30'00"

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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