M10 is well placed

2019 Jun 6

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, it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 23:26 (BST) as the dusk sky fades, 30° above your south-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 02:34, 31° above your south-western horizon.

At magnitude 5.0, M10 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 M10 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M10 16h57m00s -04°05' Ophiuchus 5.0 15'06"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

This entry in the observing calendar was provided by In-The-Sky.org