Globular Cluster NGC 6356, class II,
Discovered by William Herschel on June 17, 1784.
- Distance from Sun:
- 49.2 kly
- Distance from Galactic Center:
- 24.4 kly
- Apparent Diameter:
- 8.0 arc min
- 8.25 mag vis
- Radial Velocity:
- +27.0 +/- 4.3 km/s
- Abs. Mag:
- -8.51 Mag vis
Globular cluster NGC 6356 was cataloged by William Herschel as H I.48 when he
discovered this object on June 17, 1784.
NGC 6356 is situated just 80' NE of prominent Messier 9,
but at roughly the double distance.
The image in our page was obtained by
Martin Germano with his
14.5-inch f/5 Newtonian (stopped to f/6, 12-inch), exposed 70 minutes on
hypered Tech Pan 2415 film, in May, 2002.
2MASS Atlas image of NGC 6356.
This infrared image taken within the
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
and taken from the 2MASS atlas. Colors represent different IR bands: J band
(1.2 micron) is green, represented blue, H (1.6 micron) green, and Ks light
(2.2 micron) red.
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