Alt. Designations: NGC 6341
Object Type: Globular Cluster
Constellation: Hercules
Distance: 26.7 kly
Right Ascension: 17h 17m 07.3s
Declination: +43° 08´ 13"
Visual Magnitude: 6.5
Apparent Dimension: 14.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Jun

The constellation of Hercules is the site of a globular cluster known as M92. This cluster is located about 26,000 light-years from Earth and has a diameter of around 85 light-years. It is believed to be around 16 billion years old and is approaching us at a rate of 112 km/sec. This is an outstanding object, and with a magnitude of 6.5, it can actually be seen with the naked eye on a dark night. It is a prime candidate for observing with binoculars. A telescope will be able to resolve the individual stars in the cluster.