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Messier 22 (Great Sagittarius Cluster) - Globular Cluster

Messier 22 is a Globular Cluster in the Sagittarius constellation. Messier 22 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Messier 22
Globular Cluster
Sagittarius
Available Resources for Messier 22 (Great Sagittarius Cluster) - Globular Cluster

Photometric information of Messier 22

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 22 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).

7.16
6.17

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

Apparent size of Messier 22

The following table reports Messier 22 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 22 is a visual representation of it.
12.6 arcmin
12.6 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of Messier 22

The image below is a photograph of Messier 22 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 0.42x0.42 degrees (25.2x25.2 arcmins).

Image of Messier 22 (Great Sagittarius Cluster) - Globular Cluster star
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DSS2 image of Messier 22 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (12.6 arcmin) and minor (12.6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 22

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 22 are provided in the following table:

18h 36m 24s
-23° 54’ 11”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 22 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 22 (Great Sagittarius Cluster) - Globular Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 22 (Great Sagittarius Cluster) - Globular Cluster.

Finder chart Messier 22 (Great Sagittarius Cluster) - Globular Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 22 (Great Sagittarius Cluster) - Globular Cluster.

Rise ans set times of Messier 22 from your location

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

Today's Messier 22 (Great Sagittarius Cluster) - Globular Cluster rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.9°
Max altitude: 14.6°
Azimuth: 246.1°
Messier 22 (Great Sagittarius Cluster) - Globular Cluster is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom