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NGC 6341

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberM92
NGC/IC NumberNGC 6341
Right Ascension17h 17m 7s
Declination+43° 8' 9"
Distancec.26,700 light years
c.8,200 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.4
Absolute: -8.2
DiameterApparent: 2'
Actual: c.15 light years
Optimum VisibilityJune / July
NotesOne of the sky's brighter globular clusters, M92 is almost bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. It lies in the constellation Hercules, close to the prominent M13 or Hercules Cluster in the sky, though it is in fact nearly 2,000 light years farther from the Sun than that better-known cluster.


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