NGC 6723

Globular Cluster NGC 6723, class VII, in Sagittarius

[NGC 6723, David Malin]

Distance from Sun:
28.4 kly
Distance from Galactic Center:
8.5 kly
Apparent Diameter:
10.5 arc min
7.01 mag vis
Radial Velocity:
-94.5 +/- 3.6 km/s
Abs. Mag:
-7.83 Mag vis
Discovered on June 3, 1826 by James Dunlop.

Globular cluster NGC 6723 was discovered by James Dunlop from Paramatta in New South Wales, Australia on June 3, 1826 and cataloged as Dunlop 573.

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, Australian Astronomical Observatory

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