The Sagittarius Cluster (M22)

Image of the Sagittarius Cluster
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 12 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Sagittarius Cluster is visible between 23:31 and 03:45. It will become accessible at around 23:31, when it rises to an altitude of 20° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:38, 27° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:45 when it sinks below 20° above your south-western horizon.

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Name The Sagittarius Cluster (M22)
Object type Globular cluster
Other names
The Sagittarius Cluster
NGC 6656[3]
Mel 208[4]
Right ascension:18h36m [3]
Declination:−23°54' [3]
Magnitude:5.20 (V) [4]
7.16 (B) [3]
Distance:3.2 kpc
10.4 klyr [1]
B-V Color (mag):0.99
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-7.33
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

30 Jun 2024  –  Messier 22 is well placed
01 Jul 2025  –  Messier 22 is well placed
01 Jul 2026  –  Messier 22 is well placed
01 Jul 2027  –  Messier 22 is well placed
30 Jun 2028  –  Messier 22 is well placed
01 Jul 2029  –  Messier 22 is well placed
01 Jul 2030  –  Messier 22 is well placed
01 Jul 2031  –  Messier 22 is well placed





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