The globular cluster M 72

Image of M 72
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), M 72 is visible between 21:39 and 03:23. It will become accessible at around 21:39, when it rises 24° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:33, 38° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:23 when it sinks to 25° above your south-western horizon.

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

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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