Omega-Cen is well placed

Saturday 13th Apr 2019

Across much of the world the brightest globular cluster in the sky, omega Centauri will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -47°28', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 22°N.

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

At magnitude 3.7, Omega-Cen 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 Omega-Cen is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
Omega-Cen 13h26m40s -47°28' Centaurus 3.7 36'18"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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