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 , M 72 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:00 (EDT) – 6 hours and 45 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 38° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:23.

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Name M 72
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6981
Mel 233
Position
Constellation:Aquarius
Magnitude:9.20 (V)[2]
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):-6.95

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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