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NGC 6234

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 6234
Right Ascension16h 51m 57s
Declination+4° 23' 1"
Distancec.429,600,000 light years
c.131,700,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +14.4
Absolute: -21.1
Mean DiameterApparent: 0.4'
Actual: c.50,000 light years
Hubble TypeE0 Elliptical Galaxy
Optimum VisibilityJune
NotesAn Elliptical Galaxy close to spherical in shape and some 50,000 light years across, NGC 6234 lies in the north of Ophiuchus, very close to its border with Hercules.