NGC : Upper Sword (NGC1981)

Celestial motion
Date: 2021-01-18
Astronomical night: 18:49 - 05:53 (GMT -5)
Upper Sword (NGC1981) Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
RiseDusk30°125° (Southeast)
Set03:38265° (West)
Maximum elevation

21:50

47°

180° (South)

Elevation

Upper Sword (NGC1981) Celestial motion
Information about Upper Sword (NGC1981)

General information

NGC1981 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 observations

Tonight, 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

Upper Sword (NGC1981) on the sky map
Object type

Open Cluster

Alternative names

Upper Sword

Constellation

Orion

Magnitude

4

Apparent size25'
Right ascension5h 35m 9s
Declination-4° 25′ 54″

Catalogues

Messier

New General Catalogue (NGC)

NGC1981

International Catalogue (IC)

Nearest objects with greater magnitude
Object typeMagnitude
H V 10*Double Star2.41
M42 / NGC1976Cluster with Nebulosity4
NGC1980Cluster with Nebulosity2.5