Messier 92 is a globular cluster of stars in the northern constellation of Hercules. M92 is one of the brighter globular clusters in the northern hemisphere, but it is often overlooked by amateur astronomers because of its proximity to the even more spectacular Messier 13. It is visible to the naked eye under very good conditions.
M92 is at a distance of about 26,700 light-years away from Earth. Among the Milky Way population of globular clusters, Messier 92 is among the brighter clusters in terms of absolute magnitude.