M92 is well placed

2019 Jun 11

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 but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 26°S.

From London, it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 23:34 (BST) 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 6.5, 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 position of M92 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M92 17h17m00s +43°08' Hercules 6.5 11'12"

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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