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:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M92 17h17m00s +43°08' Hercules 6.4 11'12"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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