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NGC 6388 is well placed

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Across much of the world the globular cluster NGC 6388 (mag 6.7) in Scorpius 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 44°44'S, it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 25°N.

From San Diego, it will not be readily observable since it will lie so far south that it will never rise more than 12° above the horizon.

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At magnitude 6.8, NGC6388 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 NGC6388 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC6388 17h36m10s 44°44'S Scorpius 6.8 8'42"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 15 June 2021
Sunrise
05:37
Sunset
19:58
Twilight ends
21:39
Twilight begins
03:56

5-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

35%

5 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:25 12:19 19:12
Venus 07:11 14:20 21:29
Moon 10:16 17:19 00:14
Mars 08:30 15:30 22:30
Jupiter 23:57 05:29 11:01
Saturn 22:58 04:14 09:30
All times shown in PDT.

Source

The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE430 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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32.72°N
117.16°W
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