M22 well placed for observation

2014 Jul 2

The globular cluster M22 in Sagittarius, near the Galactic centre, will be well placed for observation, culminating at around midnight local time.

At magnitude 5.1, 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.

At a declination of -23°54′ , it is seen to best advantage in the southern hemisphere; in fact, it is unobservable from latitudes much north of 46°N.