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 (click to change), Sagittarius Cluster is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:12 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:08, 27° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:54, when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

Name Sagittarius Cluster
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
M 22
NGC 6656
Mel 208
Magnitude:6.17 (V)[1]
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):-6.36
01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
30 Jun 2021  –  M22 is well placed
05 Feb 2022, 03:31 EST  –  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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