Observation of Galactic Centre

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Homework Statement

What is the best time of year to view the Glalactic Centre (RA=17h 45m Dec=-29[degrees]) with an optical telescope? Would it be visible from the uk?At what local sidereel time would it be highest in the sky, and what is its parallax if the galactic centre is 8 kpc away?

The Attempt at a Solution

From the lecture I'm pretty certain its in Summer, although I've lost my notes, and I am totally clueless for how to do this.

Any relevant material you c\an think of for me to read on this?

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Can you think of any approach to the problem? What materials are in hand?

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