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M62 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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The globular cluster M62 (NGC 6266; mag 6.5) in Ophiuchus 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 30°06'S, it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 39°N.

From San Diego, it will be visible between 22:57 and 02:36. It will become accessible around 22:57, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:47, 27° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 02:36 when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

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At magnitude 6.4, M62 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 M62 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M62 17h01m10s 30°06'S Ophiuchus 6.4 14'06"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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Saturn 00:10 05:35 11:00
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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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