Globular Cluster NGC 1261, class II,
Discovered by James Dunlop on November 24, 1826.
- Distance from Sun:
- 53.1 kly
- Distance from Galactic Center:
- 59.0 kly
- Apparent Diameter:
- 6.9 arc min
- 8.29 mag vis
- Radial Velocity:
- 68.2 +/- 4.6 km/s
- Abs. Mag:
- -7.80 Mag vis
James Dunlop discovered this globular cluster on November 24, 1826 and cataloged
it as Dunlop 337.
The image in this page was obtained with the SOFI infrared multimode instrument
on the ESO 3.58-m New Technology Telescope at
La Silla, Chile. This is a 12-second exposure through a H-filter at 1.65 micron.
Some more information on this image
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