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M13 is well placed

Sunday, 2019, June 2 - 02:00

The Hercules globular cluster (M13, NGC 6205) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +36°27', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 33°S.

From London, it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 23:18 (BST) as the dusk sky fades, 66° above your south-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 02:40, 67° above your south-western horizon.

At magnitude 5.8, M13 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 M13 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M13 16h41m40s +36°27' Hercules 5.8 16'36"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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