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NGC 6752 is well placed

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 (285 days ago)

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 Ashburn (click to change), it will not be observable because it will lie so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

At magnitude 6.3, NGC6752 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 NGC6752 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC6752 19h10m50s -59°58' Pavo 6.3 20'24"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 09 July 2017
Sunrise
05:51
Sunset
20:36
Twilight ends
22:33
Twilight begins
03:55

15-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

99%

15 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:22 14:35 21:48
Venus 03:05 10:12 17:19
Moon 21:01 01:14 06:11
Mars 06:15 13:37 20:59
Jupiter 13:03 18:52 00:44
Saturn 18:37 23:24 04:16
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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Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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