The Sagittarius Cluster (Globular Cluster)

Image of Sagittarius Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 12 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Sagittarius Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:54 (EDT) – 5 hours and 26 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 26° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:10.

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Name Sagittarius Cluster
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
M 22
NGC 6656
Mel 208
Magnitude:5.20 (V)[2]
7.16 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.99
Right Ascension:18h36m [1]
Declination:-23°54' [1]
Distance:3.2 kpc
10.4 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-7.33
01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
28 Feb 2020  –  Close approach of Mars and M22
30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
30 Jun 2021  –  M22 is well placed
05 Feb 2022  –  Close approach of Mars and M22
01 Jul 2022  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2023  –  M22 is well placed
30 Jun 2024  –  M22 is well placed




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