NGC 6642

Globular Cluster NGC 6642, in Sagittarius

[NGC 6642 image]

RA:
18:31:54.10
Dec:
-23:28:30.7
Distance from Sun:
26.4 kly
Distance from Galactic Center:
5.5 kly
Apparent Diameter:
10.1 arc min
Brightness:
9.13 mag vis
Radial Velocity:
-57.2 +/- 5.4 km/s
Diameter:
ly
Abs. Mag:
-6.66 Mag vis
Discovered by William Herschel on August 7, 1784.

This globular was discovered by William Herschel on August 7, 1784, and cataloged by him as H II.205.

The image in this page is a photograph by Martin Germano


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