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Globular star cluster M80
Die Sternhaufen M80 is in the constellation Scorpius (Sco).
Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Visual magnitude: 7,3m
M80 in the middle latitudes is located quite low above the horizon, so observation is difficult due to atmospheric distortions.
The best month for observing M80 is June. At this time, the object is at midnight near its highest point in the sky, that is, it is less affected by light from the lanterns and atmospheric distortions.
For observers in the northern and middle latitudes:The nights in June are very light, so try to observe M80 also in May and in July.
Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com
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