Pavo Globular Cluster

Cluster Candidate Pavo Cluster, in Pavo

17 : 50.2
- 60 : 46
Distance from Sun:
Distance from Galactic Center:
Apparent Diameter:
0.5 arc min
15.1 mag
Radial Velocity:
Abs. Mag:
Discovered by Harlow Shapley.

This cluster candidate was discovered by Harlow Shapley and classified as a globular; it is listed as such by Helen Sawyer (1947) and Becvar. Actually, in this field of view, there are only some probably unrelated foreground stars and faint background galaxies; the DSS image implies that perhaps Shapley took suggestions of a remote cluster of galaxies as indications for a globular.

[MW Globulars] | [DSS] | [SIMBAD] | [ADS]
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