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 23:22 and 00:18. It will become accessible around 23:22, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 23:48, 22° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 00:18 when it sinks below 22° above your southern horizon.

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




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