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NGC 6254

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberM10
NGC/IC NumberNGC 6254
Right Ascension16h 57m 9s
Declination-4° 6' 1"
Distancec.14,400 light years
c.4,400 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.6
Absolute: -6.6
DiameterApparent: 19'
Actual: 84 light years
Optimum VisibilityJune

A loose Globular Cluster, one of several in the constellation Ophiuchus. It lies some 14,000 light years from the Solar System.

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