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M10 is well placed

Tuesday, 2018, June 5 - 01:00

Dominic Ford – originally published on In-The-Sky.org

The globular cluster M10 (NGC 6254) in Ophiuchus will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -04°05', it is visible across much of the world; it can be seen at latitudes between 65°N and 74°S.

From London (click to change), it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 23:24 (BST) as the dusk sky fades, 30° above your south-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 02:35, 31° above your south-western horizon.

At magnitude 6.6, M10 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The precise position of M10 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M10 16h57m00s -04°05' Ophiuchus 6.6 0'15"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.


The details of this observing event were provided courtesy of In-The-Sky.org

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