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M92 is well placed

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 (253 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°07', 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 21:54 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 53° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:24, 54° 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°07' Hercules 6.5 11'12"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 10 June 2017
Sunrise 05:42
Sunset 20:34
Twilight ends
Twilight begins

16-day old moon
Age of Moon
16 days

All times shown in EDT.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:59 12:14 19:28
Venus 03:26 10:03 16:41
Moon 21:32 01:41 06:39
Mars 06:40 14:09 21:38
Jupiter 14:51 20:41 02:36
Saturn 20:40 01:31 06:18


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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