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NGC 6752 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Across much of the world the bright globular cluster NGC 6752 in Pavo will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -59°58', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 10°N.

From Fairfield, it will not be observable because it will lie so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

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At magnitude 5.4, NGC6752 is too faint to be seen with the naked eye from any but the very darkest sites, but is visible through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of NGC6752 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC6752 19h10m50s -59°58' Pavo 5.4 20'24"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 09 July 2017
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Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:59 14:18 21:37
Venus 02:43 09:55 17:07
Moon 20:49 00:56 05:49
Mars 05:52 13:20 20:49
Jupiter 12:48 18:35 00:26
Saturn 18:26 23:07 03:53
All times shown in EDT.


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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