NGC 6569

Globular Cluster NGC 6569, class VIII, in Sagittarius

RA:
18:13:38.80
Dec:
-31:49:36.8
Distance from Sun:
35.5 kly
Distance from Galactic Center:
10.1 kly
Apparent Diameter:
7.0 arc min
Brightness:
8.55 mag vis
Radial Velocity:
-28.1 +/- 5.6 km/s
Diameter:
ly
Abs. Mag:
-8.28 Mag vis
Discovered by William Herschel on June 13, 1784.

Globular cluster NGC 6569 was discovered by William Herschel on June 13, 1784. He first took it for a faint nebula and cataloged it as H II.201. James Dunlop found it independently in the late 1820s and cataloged it as Dun 619.


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