NGC 6284

NGC 6284

NGC 6284
NGC 6284 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 04m 28.7s
Declination −24° 45′ 52″
Helio radial velocity 27.5±1.7 km/s
Type IX
Apparent dimensions (V) 6.20
Apparent magnitude (V) 8.9
Absolute magnitude (V) -7.96
Other designations
GCL 53 and ESO 518-SC9
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase, http://spider.seds.org/

NGC 6284 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is designated as IX in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William Herschel on 22 May 1784. It is at a distance of 49,900 light years away from earth. [1][2][3][4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6284". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6284". Seds. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "NGC 6284 (= GCL 53)". cseligman. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "NGC 6284". Seds. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "The globular cluster NGC 6284". In-the-sky. Retrieved 3 October 2015.