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M13 is well placed

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 (262 days ago)

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°28', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 33°S.

From Ashburn (click to change), it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:48 (EST) 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.

At magnitude 5.9, 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°28' Hercules 5.9 16'36"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 01 June 2017
Sunrise 05:44
Sunset 20:28
Twilight ends
Twilight begins

7-day old moon
Age of Moon
7 days

All times shown in EDT.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:48 11:43 18:39
Venus 03:37 10:05 16:33
Moon 13:15 19:41 01:33
Mars 06:49 14:18 21:48
Jupiter 15:26 21:17 03:11
Saturn 21:18 02:09 06:56


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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