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Messier 19 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Altitude: -21.2°   Azimuth: 254.1°   Direction: West-South-West

Messier 19 is a Globular Cluster in the Ophiuchus constellation. Messier 19 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of Messier 19 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of Messier 19 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
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DSS2 image of Messier 19 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (7.5 arcmin) and minor (7.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about Messier 19

Messier 19
Globular Cluster
Ophiuchus

Messier 19 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -21.2°
Azimuth: 254.1°
Direction: West-South-West

See also Messier 19 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 5.57, Messier 19 is easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for Messier 19 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Photometric information of Messier 19

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 19 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

8.45
5.57

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of Messier 19

The following table reports Messier 19 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 19 is a visual representation of it.
7.5 arcmin
7.5 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 19

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 19 are provided in the following table:

17h 02m 38s
-26° 16’ 05”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 19 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart Messier 19 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 19 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Finder chart Messier 19 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 19 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Rise and set times of Messier 19 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Messier 19 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.3°
Max altitude: 12.3°
Azimuth: 243.7°