NGC 6304

Globular Cluster NGC 6304, class VI, in Ophiuchus

[NGC 6304, 2MASS Atlas]

Distance from Sun:
19.2 kly
Distance from Galactic Center:
7.5 kly
Apparent Diameter:
6.8 arc min
8.22 mag vis
Radial Velocity:
-107.3 +/- 3.6 km/s
Abs. Mag:
-7.30 Mag vis
Discovered by William Herschel on August 30, 1786.

Globular Cluster NGC 6304 was discovered by William Herschel in 1786 and cataloged by him as H I.147.

The image in this page is an IR image obtained within the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS). This image is from the 2MASS Atlas. It is a false-color image, with colors representing different IR bands: J band (1.2 micron) is represented blue, H (1.6 micron) green, and Ks light (2.2 micron) red.

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