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The Great Peacock Globular Cluster is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Objects: NGC6752
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Across much of the world, the bright globular cluster NGC 6752 (mag 5.4) in Pavo will be well placed in the evening sky in coming weeks. On 9 July 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 , however, it is not observable because it lies so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

At a declination of 59°58'S, it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 10°N.

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At magnitude 5.4, NGC6752 is too faint to be seen with the naked eye from any but the very darkest sites, but is visible through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of NGC6752 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC6752 19h10m50s 59°58'S Pavo 5.4 0'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 9 Jul 2024

The sky on 9 July 2024
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Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:24 14:35 21:47
Venus 06:12 13:38 21:03
Moon 08:57 16:03 22:57
Mars 01:52 08:59 16:06
Jupiter 02:50 10:13 17:36
Saturn 23:23 05:04 10:45
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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