The globular cluster NGC 6356

Image of NGC 6356
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , NGC 6356 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:59 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 24° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:21, 33° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:01, when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name NGC 6356
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
Mel 171
Magnitude:8.20 (V)[2]
10.01 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):2.59
Right Ascension:17h23m [1]
Declination:-17°48' [1]
Distance:15.2 kpc
49.6 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-7.71




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