The globular cluster M 68

Image of M 68
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), M 68 is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 24° above the horizon.

Name M 68
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 4590
Mel 113
Position
Constellation:Hydra
Magnitude:7.96 (V)[1]
10.26 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):2.30
Right Ascension:12h39m [1]
Declination:-26°44' [1]
Distance:10.2 kpc
33.3 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-7.08

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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