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NGC 6541

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 6541
Other DesignationsN/A
ConstellationCorona Australis
Right Ascension18h 09m 02s
Declination-43° 42' 54"
Distancec.22,800 light years
c.7,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.3
Absolute: -8.4
DiameterApparent: 13' 06"
Actual: 15 light years
Optimum VisibilityAugust
NotesThis globular cluster in the southern sky is an ancient and densely populated grouping of stars some fifteen light years in diameter.

NGC 6541 is a Globular Cluster of stars - its distance of 23,000 light years from Earth, and its closeness to the Galactic Meridian, mean that it lies in the region of the Galaxy's core.


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