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 Cambridge , NGC 6642 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:43 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:04, 24° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 22:17, when it sinks below 22° above your southern horizon.

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Name NGC 6642
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
Cr 381
Mel 203
Magnitude:8.90 (V) [3]
11.30 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):1.06
Right ascension:18h31m [2]
Declination:-23°28' [2]
Distance:8.4 kpc
27.4 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.72




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