NGC 6316

NGC 6316

NGC 6316
NGC 6316 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 16m 37.4s
Declination −28° 08′ 24″
Helio radial velocity +71.4±8.9 km/s
Type III
Apparent dimensions (V) 5.40
Apparent magnitude (V) 8.1
Absolute magnitude (V) -8.34
Other designations
GCL 57 and ESO 454-SC4
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase, http://spider.seds.org/

NGC 6316 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is designated as III in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William Herschel on 24 May 1784. It is at a distance of 35,900 light years away from earth. [1][2][3][4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6316". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6316". Seds. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "NGC 6316 (= GCL 57)". cseligman. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "NGC 6316". Seds. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "The globular cluster NGC 6316". In-the-sky. Retrieved 4 October 2015.