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Messier 92 - Globular Cluster

Messier 92 is a Globular Cluster in the Hercules constellation. Messier 92 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Messier 92
Globular Cluster
Hercules
  • Messier 92 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 43° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 6.52, Messier 92 is visible with the help of a small binocular.
Available Resources for Messier 92 - Globular Cluster

Photometric information of Messier 92

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 92 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).

6.52

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

Apparent size of Messier 92

The following table reports Messier 92 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 92 is a visual representation of it.
14.4 arcmin
14.4 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of Messier 92

The image below is a photograph of Messier 92 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 0.48x0.48 degrees (28.8x28.8 arcmins).

Image of Messier 92 - Globular Cluster star
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DSS2 image of Messier 92 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (14.4 arcmin) and minor (14.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 92

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 92 are provided in the following table:

17h 17m 07s
+43° 08’ 11”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 92 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 92 - Globular Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 92 - Globular Cluster.

Finder chart Messier 92 - Globular Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 92 - Globular Cluster.

Rise ans set times of Messier 92 from your location

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

Messier 92 - Globular Cluster is circumpolar and transits at 15:15 UTC (altitude: 81.7°)