The globular cluster M 54

Image of M 54
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), M 54 is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 20° above the horizon.

Name M 54
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6715
Melotte 216
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Brightness (V):Mag 7.7
Right Ascension:18h55m
Declination:-30°28'
Distance:26.8 kpc
87.4 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-9.44

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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