NGC : Upper Sword (NGC1981)

Celestial motion
Date: 2022-08-15
Astronomical night: 21:46 - 04:46 (GMT -5)
Upper Sword (NGC1981) Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
Rise02:1895° (East)
SetDawn27°120° (Southeast)
Maximum elevation

04:45

27°

120° (Southeast)

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, 2022-08-15, cluster NGC1981 will rise at east at 02:18 and will be observable until fading from view as dawn breaks. This time (04:46) the object will be placed at southeast. Maximum elevation, 27° above horizon, will be reached at 04:45, when cluster will be placed at southeast.
 

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