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M92 is well placed

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 (679 days ago)

Dominic Ford, Editor
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The globular cluster M92 (NGC 6341) in Hercules will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +43°08', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 26°S.

From Ashburn (click to change), it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 53° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:24, 53° above your western horizon.

At magnitude 6.5, M92 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 M92 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M92 17h17m00s +43°08' Hercules 6.5 11'12"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 10 June 2016
Sunrise
05:42
Sunset
20:34
Twilight ends
22:32
Twilight begins
03:44

5-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

28%

5 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:34 11:33 18:31
Venus 05:47 13:13 20:38
Moon 11:40 18:13 00:10
Mars 18:29 23:19 04:15
Jupiter 12:29 18:56 01:26
Saturn 19:41 00:38 05:31
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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