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 will become visible around 19:26 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 22:25.

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Name Sagittarius Cluster
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
M 22
NGC 6656
Mel 208
Magnitude:5.20 (V) [3]
7.16 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.99
Right ascension:18h36m [2]
Declination:-23°54' [2]
Distance:3.2 kpc
10.4 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-7.33
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
30 Jun 2025  –  M22 is well placed




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