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, 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
|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|