The globular cluster NGC 6304

Image of NGC 6304
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
Finder chart
Please wait
Loading 0/4
Click and drag to rotate
Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Touch with mouse to dismiss
Click and drag the chart above to pan around the sky, or use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click to enlarge.

From Ashburn , NGC 6304 is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 21° above the horizon.

Begin typing the name of a town near to you, and then select the town from the list of options which appear below.
Name NGC 6304
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
Mel 165
Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Magnitude:8.30 (V)[2]
10.33 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):1.30
Right Ascension:17h14m [1]
Declination:-29°27' [1]
Distance:6.0 kpc
19.6 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.59

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

Color scheme