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Messier 92 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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The globular cluster M92 (NGC 6341; mag 6.5) in Hercules will be well placed in the evening sky in coming weeks. On 10 June it will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time, and on subsequent evenings it will culminate four minutes earlier each day.

From Fairfield , it is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:49 (EDT), 56° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:54, 88° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 03:53, 57° above your western horizon.

At a declination of 43°08'N, it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 26°S.

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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'N Hercules 6.5 0'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 10 Jun 2024

The sky on 10 June 2024
Twilight ends
Twilight begins

4-day old moon
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4 days old

Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:59 12:29 19:59
Venus 05:25 12:58 20:30
Moon 09:00 16:40 00:08
Mars 02:50 09:31 16:12
Jupiter 04:22 11:40 18:58
Saturn 01:16 06:57 12:38
All times shown in EDT.


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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