M92 is well placed
2015 Jun 10
Dominic Ford – originally published on In-The-Sky.org
The globular cluster M92 (NGC 6341) in Hercules will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.
At a declination of +43°08', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere and cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 26°S.
From London (click to change), it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 23:34 (GMT) as the dusk sky fades, 73° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 02:27, 73° above your western horizon.
At magnitude 6.4, M92 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 M92 is as follows:
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The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
The details of this observing event were provided courtesy of In-The-Sky.org