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M68

NGC 4590

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberM68
NGC/IC NumberNGC 4590
Other DesignationsN/A
ConstellationHydra
Right Ascension12h 40m 22s
Declination-26° 50' 6"
Distancec.33,0000 light years
c.10,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +7.8
Absolute: -7.2
DiameterApparent: 3'
Actual:106 light years
Optimum VisibilityApril
NotesThis globular cluster pursues an eccentric orbit around the Milky Way Galaxy, and currently lies far outside the galactic plane at a distance of about 33,000 light years from the Solar System.

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