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M22 is well placed

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The globular cluster M22 in Sagittarius (mag 5.1), near the Galactic centre 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 -23°54', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 46°N.

From Fairfield, it will be visible between 22:59 and 02:36. It will become accessible around 22:59, when it rises to an altitude of 20° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:49, 24° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 02:36 when it sinks below 20° above your south-western horizon.

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At magnitude 5.2, M22 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 M22 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M22 18h36m20s -23°54' Sagittarius 5.2 24'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 02 July 2026
Sunrise
05:24
Sunset
20:29
Twilight ends
22:36
Twilight begins
03:17

17-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

95%

17 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:49 13:58 21:08
Venus 08:49 15:50 22:50
Moon 22:29 02:45 07:29
Mars 02:54 10:12 17:31
Jupiter 07:01 14:20 21:40
Saturn 00:52 07:07 13:21
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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© Digitised Sky Survey (DSS); Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II)

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73.26°W
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