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Messier 92
Messier 92
Credit: NASA, ESA

M92 (NGC 6341)

Messier 92 (NGC 6341) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Hercules, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M92 is 26,700 light years away from Earth.

M92 is best viewed during mid-summer, is magnitude 6.3, and can be viewed with binoculars. M92 is 14' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 6341
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 6.3
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 14'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 26,700 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 17h 17.1m
      1. Dec:
      2. 43 8'
      1. Season:
      2. mid-summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.