The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules (Globular Cluster)

Image of Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 16 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , Great Globular Cluster in Hercules is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 0 minutes after the Sun at 20:24 (EST). In the morning, it will rise at 02:53 – 4 hours and 12 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 25° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

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Name Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
M 13
NGC 6205
Mel 150
Position
Constellation:Hercules
Magnitude:5.80 (V) [3]
4.45 (J) [2]
3.94 (H) [2]
3.85 (K) [2]
Right ascension:16h41m [2]
Declination:+36°27' [2]
Distance:7.7 kpc
25.1 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-8.63
Events
01 Jun 2020  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2021  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2022  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2023  –  M13 is well placed
01 Jun 2024  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2025  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2026  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2027  –  M13 is well placed

Fairfield

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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