Discovered 1777 by Johann Elert Bode.
Globular cluster M92 is very prominent among clusters, however, it seems to be somewhat ignored by amateur astronomers in favor of its nearby companion M13, the “Great Cluster in Hercules”.
M92 lies approximately 26,000 light years from our location in the Milky Way. M92 is a splended object in even small telescopes. In very dark skies it can be viewed visually by those with particularly good eyesight. This spectacular cluster should be high on the list of celestial "gems" to be enjoyed by any “backyard” astronomer.