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M7 is well placed

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Across much of the world the Ptolemy cluster (M7, NGC 6475; mag 4.1) 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 -34°47', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 35°N.

From Fairfield, it will not be readily observable since it will lie so far south that it will never rise more than 14° above the horizon.

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At magnitude 3.3, M7 is tricky to make out with the naked eye except from a dark site, but is visible through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of M7 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M7 17h53m50s -34°47' Scorpius 3.3 80'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 21 June 2021
Sunrise
05:20
Sunset
20:29
Twilight ends
22:37
Twilight begins
03:12

11-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

82%

11 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:44 11:54 19:04
Venus 07:04 14:34 22:04
Moon 17:13 22:16 02:45
Mars 08:10 15:28 22:46
Jupiter 23:46 05:12 10:33
Saturn 22:53 03:56 08:54
All times shown in EDT.

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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