The globular cluster NGC 6287

Image of NGC 6287
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , NGC 6287 is visible between 23:18 and 02:43. It will become accessible around 23:18, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:03, 26° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 02:43 when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

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Name NGC 6287
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
Mel 163
Magnitude:9.30 (V) [3]
11.49 (B) [2]
7.60 (J) [2]
7.15 (H) [2]
6.73 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):1.19
Right ascension:17h05m [2]
Declination:-22°42' [2]
Distance:9.3 kpc
30.3 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.54




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