The Sagittarius Cluster (Globular Cluster)

Image of Sagittarius Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 24 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Sagittarius Cluster is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 11° above the horizon at dusk.

Name Sagittarius Cluster
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
M 22
NGC 6656
Melotte 208
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Brightness (V):Mag 5.1
Right Ascension:18h36m
Declination:-23°54'
Distance:3.2 kpc
10.4 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-7.43
Events
01 Apr 2018, 19:22 EDT  –  Close approach of Mars and M22
01 Jul 2018  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
28 Feb 2020, 17:48 EST  –  Close approach of Mars and M22
30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
30 Jun 2021  –  M22 is well placed
05 Feb 2022, 03:30 EST  –  Close approach of Mars and M22
01 Jul 2022  –  M22 is well placed

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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