The globular cluster NGC 6717

Image of NGC 6717
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , NGC 6717 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:47 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:35, 24° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:00, when it sinks below 22° above your southern horizon.

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Name NGC 6717
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
Cr 395
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:8.40 (V) [3]
11.29 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.94
Right ascension:18h55m [2]
Declination:-22°42' [2]
Distance:7.1 kpc
23.1 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.86

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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