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Messier 62 (Flickering Globular) - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Messier 62 is a Globular Cluster in the Ophiuchus constellation. Messier 62 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

Messier 62
Globular Cluster
Ophiuchus
Available Resources for Messier 62 (Flickering Globular) - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Photometric information of Messier 62

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 62 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).

8.55
7.39

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

Apparent size of Messier 62

The following table reports Messier 62 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 62 is a visual representation of it.
7.8 arcmin
7.8 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of Messier 62

The image below is a photograph of Messier 62 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 62 (Flickering Globular) - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
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DSS2 image of Messier 62 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (7.8 arcmin) and minor (7.8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 62

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 62 are provided in the following table:

17h 01m 13s
-30° 06’ 45”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 62 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 62 (Flickering Globular) - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 62 (Flickering Globular) - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Finder chart Messier 62 (Flickering Globular) - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 62 (Flickering Globular) - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Rise ans set times of Messier 62 from your location

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

Today's Messier 62 (Flickering Globular) - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.1°
Max altitude: 8.4°
Azimuth: 239.9°
Messier 62 (Flickering Globular) - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom