NGC 6342

NGC 6342

NGC 6342
NGC 6342 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 21m 10.1s
Declination −19° 35′ 15″
Helio radial velocity +115.7±1.4 km/s
Type IV
Apparent dimensions (V) 4.40
Apparent magnitude (V) 9.5
Absolute magnitude (V) -6.42
Other designations
GCL 61 and ESO 587-SC6
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase, http://spider.seds.org/

NGC 6342 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is designated as IV in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William Herschel on 28 May 1786. It is at a distance of 28,000 light years away from earth. [1][2][3][4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6342". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6342". Seds. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "NGC 6342 (= GCL 61)". cseligman. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "NGC 6342". Seds. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "The globular cluster NGC 6342". In-the-sky. Retrieved 14 October 2015.