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M13 is well placed

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The Hercules globular cluster (M13, NGC 6205; mag 5.8) will be well placed, high in the sky. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +36°27', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 33°S.

From Cambridge, it will be visible all night. It will become visible around 21:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 54° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:45, 84° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 03:45, 55° above your western horizon.

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At magnitude 5.8, 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°27' Hercules 5.8 16'36"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 02 June 2019
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Jupiter 20:42 01:21 05:56
Saturn 22:44 03:27 08:05
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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