The globular cluster NGC 288

Image of NGC 288
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , NGC 288 is visible between 18:57 and 19:49. It will become accessible at around 18:57, when it rises 21° above your southern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:23, 22° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 19:49 when it sinks to 22° above your southern horizon.

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Name NGC 288
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
Mel 3
Position
Constellation:Sculptor
Magnitude:8.10 (V)[2]
10.00 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):1.87
Right Ascension:00h52m [1]
Declination:-26°35' [1]
Distance:8.8 kpc
28.7 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-6.62

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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