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 Fairfield , M 72 is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:24, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:29, 36° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:10, 31° above your south-western horizon.

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Name M 72
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6981
Mel 233
Magnitude:9.20 (V) [3]
9.95 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.99
Right ascension:20h53m [2]
Declination:-12°32' [2]
Distance:17.0 kpc
55.4 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-6.95




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