Globular Cluster NGC 6440, class V,
Discovered by William Herschel on May 28, 1784.
- Distance from Sun:
- 27.7 kly
- Distance from Galactic Center:
- 4.2 kly
- Apparent Diameter:
- 6.3 arc min
- 9.20 mag vis
- Radial Velocity:
- -76.6 +/- 2.7 km/s
- Abs. Mag:
- -8.75 Mag vis
William Herschel discovered this cluster in 1784 and cataloged it as H I.150.
The image in this page is an infrared image. It was 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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