The globular cluster M 4

Image of M 4
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 26 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), M 4 is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 14° from it.

Name M 4
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6121
Melotte 144
Position
Constellation:Scorpius
Brightness (V):Mag 5.9
Right Ascension:16h23m
Declination:-26°31'
Distance:2.2 kpc
7.2 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.81
Events
28 May 2018  –  M4 is well placed
28 May 2019  –  M4 is well placed
27 May 2020  –  M4 is well placed
28 May 2021  –  M4 is well placed
28 May 2022  –  M4 is well placed
28 May 2023  –  M4 is well placed
27 May 2024  –  M4 is well placed
28 May 2025  –  M4 is well placed

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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