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The Night Sky for February 2016

Rise/Set Times for February 12, 2016
Sunrise: 07:04
Sunset: 17:48
Darkness Ends: 05:36
Astro Twlight Ends: 06:07
(Daylight)
Astro Twlight Begins: 18:45
Darkness Begins: 19:15
Moonrise: 09:40
Moonset: 22:45
Illumination: 18%%
February Moon Phases
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
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Monthly Sky Chart
February Messier Objects
M# Catalog Const Type S.B. Mag Size (min) Common Name
41 NGC 2287 CMa OCl 22.0 5.0 38.0
44 NGC 2632 Cnc OCl 22.6 4.0 95.0 Praesepe, Beehive Cluster
67 NGC 2682 Cnc OCl 21.5 7.5 30.0
48 NGC 2548 Hya OCl 22.1 5.5 54.0
50 NGC 2323 Mon OCl 19.6 7.0 16.0
47 NGC 2422 Pup OCl 20.1 4.5 30.0
46 NGC 2437 Pup OCl 23.6 6.5 27.0
93 NGC 2447 Pup OCl 21.9 6.5 22.0
81 NGC 3031 UMa Gal 22.3 8.5 21 x 10 Bode's Galaxy
82 NGC 3034 UMa Gal 21.3 9.5 9 x 4 Cigar Galaxy
Selected February Double Stars
Object Name Const RA Dec Mag A Mag B Size
12 Lyncis Lyn 06h 46m.2 +59° 27' 5.4 7.3 8.7"
Beta Monocerotis Mon 06h 28m.8 -07° 02' 4.7 5.2 7.3"
Epsilon Canis Majoris Cma 06h 58m.6 -28° 58' 1.5 7.4 7.5"
Epsilon Monocerotis Mon 06h 23m.8 +04° 36' 4.5 6.5 13.4"
19 Lyncis Lyn 07h 22m.9 +55° 17' 5.6 6.5 14.8"
Alpha Geminorum Gem 07h 34m.6 +31° 53' 1.9 2.9 2.2"
Delta Geminorum Gem 07h 20m.1 +21° 59' 3.5 8.2 6.8"
Kappa Puppis Pup 07h 38m.8 -26° 48' 4.5 4.7 9.9"
Iota Cancri Cnc 08h 46m.7 +28° 46' 4.2 6.6 30"
Zeta Cancri Cnc 08h 12m.2 +17° 39' 5.6 6.0 5.9"
38 Lyncis Lyn 09h 18m.8 +36° 48' 3.9 6.6 2.7"
54 Leonis Leo 10h 55m.6 +24° 45' 4.5 6.3 6.5"
Alpha Leonis Leo 10h 08m.4 +11° 58' 1.4 7.7 177"
Gamma Leonis Leo 10h 20m.0 +19° 51' 2.2 3.5 4.4"