ESO 280-SC06

Globular Cluster ESO 280-SC06, in Ara

Distance from Sun:
69.8 kly
Distance from Galactic Center:
45.6 kly
Apparent Diameter:
arc min
12.00 mag vis
Radial Velocity:
+/- km/s
Abs. Mag:
-4.87 Mag vis
Discovered in 2000 by S. Ortolani, E. Bica and B. Barbuy.

Globular cluster ESO 280-SC06 was discovered by means of VI CCD photometry in 2000 from observations collected at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile. ESO 280-SC06 is located in Ara, projected at only 12.6deg from the Galactic plane. The images and Colour Magnitude Diagrams indicate that it is a sparsely populated globular cluster with a compact core; it appears to be metal poor ([Fe/H] ~ -1.8). The authors derive a distance of a distance from the Sun of 71,400 light years, indicating that this is a halo globular cluster on the opposite side of the Galaxy.

This is Milky Way Globular Cluster No. 150 to be discovered.


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