NGC 6287

NGC 6287

NGC 6287
NGC 6287 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 05m 19.3s
Declination −22° 42′ 29″
Helio radial velocity −288.7±3.5 km/s
Type VII
Apparent dimensions (V) 4.80
Apparent magnitude (V) 9.3
Absolute magnitude (V) -7.36
Other designations
GCL 54 and ESO 518-SC10
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase, http://spider.seds.org/

NGC 6287 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is designated as VII in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William Herschel on 21 May 1784. It is at a distance of 30,300 light years away from earth. [1][2][3][4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6287". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6287". Seds. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "NGC 6287 (= GCL 54)". cseligman. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "NGC 6287". Seds. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "The globular cluster NGC 6287". In-the-sky. Retrieved 4 October 2015.