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 Cambridge , M 72 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 19:11 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 33° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:04, 35° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 22:59, when it sinks below 22° 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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