The globular cluster NGC 6642

Image of NGC 6642
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , NGC 6642 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:48 (EDT) – 5 hours and 32 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 27° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:10.

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Name NGC 6642
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
Cr 381
Mel 203
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:8.90 (V)[2]
11.30 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):1.06
Right Ascension:18h31m [1]
Declination:-23°28' [1]
Distance:8.4 kpc
27.4 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.72

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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