The globular cluster M 55

Image of M 55
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 12 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , M 55 is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 16° above the horizon.

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Name M 55
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6809
Mel 221
Magnitude:6.30 (V) [3]
Right ascension:19h39m [2]
Declination:-30°57' [2]
Distance:5.3 kpc
17.3 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-7.32
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

17 Jul 2020  –  M55 is well placed
17 Jul 2021  –  M55 is well placed
17 Jul 2022  –  M55 is well placed
17 Jul 2023  –  M55 is well placed
17 Jul 2024  –  M55 is well placed
17 Jul 2025  –  M55 is well placed
17 Jul 2026  –  M55 is well placed
17 Jul 2027  –  M55 is well placed




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