The globular cluster M 72

Image of M 72
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
Finder chart
Please wait
Loading 0/4
Click and drag to rotate
Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Touch with mouse to dismiss
Click and drag the chart above to pan around the sky, or use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click to enlarge.

From Ashburn (click to change), M 72 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:41 (EDT) – 5 hours and 9 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 34° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:33.

Name M 72
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6981
Mel 233
Position
Constellation:Aquarius
Magnitude:8.96 (V)[1]
9.95 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.99
Right Ascension:20h53m [1]
Declination:-12°32' [1]
Distance:17.0 kpc
55.4 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-7.19

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

Color scheme