The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules (M13)

Image of the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 16 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible at around 17:34 (EST), 22° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 56 minutes after the Sun at 20:19 (EST). In the morning, it will rise at 02:48 – 4 hours and 13 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 25° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:50.

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Name The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules (M13)
Object type Globular cluster
Other names
The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
NGC 6205[3]
Mel 150[4]
Right ascension:16h41m [3]
Declination:+36°27' [3]
Magnitude:5.80 (V) [4]
4.45 (J) [3]
3.94 (H) [3]
3.85 (K) [3]
Distance:7.7 kpc
25.1 klyr [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-8.63
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.





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