General informationNGC1981 is the open cluster at magnitude 4 that is placed in Orion constellation and has apparent size of 25 angular minutes.
Having high brightness and large apparent size, cluster is available for observations through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
Information for observationsTonight, 2021-01-18, cluster NGC1981 will become observable at southeast as the dusk sky fades, 30° above your horizon, at 18:49. At 03:38 the object will sink below the horizon at west. Maximum elevation, 47° above horizon, will be reached at 21:50, when cluster will be placed at south.
Upper Sword (NGC1981) on the sky map
|Right ascension||5h 35m 9s|
|Declination||-4° 25′ 54″|
|New General Catalogue (NGC)|
|International Catalogue (IC)|
|Nearest objects with greater magnitude|
|H V 10*||Double Star||2.41|
|M42 / NGC1976||Cluster with Nebulosity||4|
|NGC1980||Cluster with Nebulosity||2.5|