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M13 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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The Hercules globular cluster (M13, NGC 6205) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +36°27', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 33°S.

From Ashburn, it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:48 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 50° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:27, 51° above your western horizon.

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At magnitude 5.8, M13 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of M13 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M13 16h41m40s +36°27' Hercules 5.8 16'36"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 01 June 2016
Sunrise
05:44
Sunset
20:28
Twilight ends
22:24
Twilight begins
03:49

26-day old moon
Waning Crescent

12%

26 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:45 11:33 18:21
Venus 05:42 13:01 20:19
Moon 03:31 09:52 16:13
Mars 19:17 00:11 05:01
Jupiter 13:01 19:28 02:00
Saturn 20:20 01:16 06:09
All times shown in EDT.

Source

The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE405 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.

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© Digitised Sky Survey (DSS); Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II)

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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