NGC 6522

Globular Cluster NGC 6522, class VI, in Sagittarius

[NGC 6522, AAT 93]

RA:
18:03:34.02
Dec:
-30:02:02.3
Distance from Sun:
25.1 kly
Distance from Galactic Center:
2.0 kly
Apparent Diameter:
16.4 arc min
Brightness:
8.27 mag vis
Radial Velocity:
-21.1 +/- 3.4 km/s
Diameter:
ly
Abs. Mag:
-7.65 Mag vis
Discovered by William Herschel on June 24, 1784.

The images in this page was obtained by David Malin of the Anglo-Australian Observatory, with the 3.9-meter Anglo-Australian Telescope. It is a three-color composite of exposures on photographic plates with different emulsions and filters.
Credit: David Malin, Anglo-Australian Observatory

  • More information on this image (David Malin)

  • Images of NGC 6522 together with NGC 6528 ("Baade's Window")



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