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M92 is well placed

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The globular cluster M92 (NGC 6341; mag 6.4) in Hercules 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 +43°08', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 26°S.

From Ashburn, it will be visible all night. It will become visible around 21:56 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 53° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:12, 85° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:25, 53° above your western horizon.

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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°08' Hercules 6.5 11'12"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 10 June 2020
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Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:21 14:46 22:12
Venus 05:09 12:23 19:38
Moon 00:20 05:17 10:13
Mars 01:36 07:16 12:56
Jupiter 22:52 03:46 08:36
Saturn 23:09 04:07 09:01
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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