The globular cluster NGC 6638

Image of NGC 6638
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , NGC 6638 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:54 (EDT) – 5 hours and 9 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 22° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:51.

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Name NGC 6638
Object Type Globular Cluster
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:9.68 (V)[1]
10.81 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):1.13
Right Ascension:18h30m [1]
Declination:-25°29' [1]
Distance:9.6 kpc
31.3 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.23

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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