M22 is well placed

2019 Jul 1

Across much of the world the globular cluster M22 in Sagittarius, near the Galactic centre will be well placed for observation. 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 London, it will not be readily observable since it will lie so far south that it will never rise more than 14° above the horizon.

At magnitude 6.2, M22 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 M22 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M22 18h36m20s -23°54' Sagittarius 6.2 24'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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

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