Messier 92, Globular Cluster

Image credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team.
M92. Image Credit: Hubble Space Telescope
Image Credit: Universe Today
Messier 92: M92 is a globular cluster that not only competes with M13 (Hercules Cluster) but happens to be in the same constellation! Globular clusters are the oldest objects in the galaxy and M92 is no exception. This cluster is estimated to be around 14.2 billion years compared with Earth's age of 4.5 billion years. This magnitude 6 object is almost visible to the naked eye and can be picked out with binoculars. M92 is also very dense, 1 class denser than the ultra dense M13 (M92 is class IV while M13 is class V.) To find M92, look above the keystone asterism of Hercules located between the bright stars Arcturus and Vega. All one must do to find the globular cluster is look above the keystone with a pair of binoculars and a finderscope. Happy hunting!

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