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NGC 6266

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberM62
NGC/IC NumberNGC 6266
Right Ascension17h 1m 13s
Declination-30° 6' 45"
Distancec.22,200 light years
c.6,800 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.4
Absolute: -7.7
DiameterApparent: 15'
Actual: 97 light years
Optimum VisibilityJune

Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas

One of a broad grouping of Globular Clusters grouped in the constellation Ophiuchus. It seems to be rather denser and more concentrated than its neighbouring clusters.


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