The globular cluster NGC 6401

Image of NGC 6401
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , NGC 6401 is visible between 23:28 and 01:44. It will become accessible at around 23:28, when it rises 21° above your southern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:38, 23° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 01:44 when it sinks to 22° above your southern horizon.

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Name NGC 6401
Object Type Globular Cluster
Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Magnitude:10.71 (V)[1]
11.31 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.60
Right Ascension:17h38m [1]
Declination:-23°54' [1]
Distance:10.5 kpc
34.2 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-4.40

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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