NGC 6355

NGC 6355

NGC 6355
NGC 6355 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 23m 58.6s
Declination −26° 21′ 12″
Helio radial velocity −176.9±7.1 km/s
Type GCL
Apparent dimensions (V) 4.20
Apparent magnitude (V) 8.6
Absolute magnitude (V) -8.07
Other designations
GCL 63 and ESO 519-SC15
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase, http://spider.seds.org/

NGC 6355 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is designated as GCL 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 31,000 light years away from earth. [1][2][3][4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6355". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6355". Seds. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "NGC 6355 (= GCL 63)". cseligman. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "NGC 6355". Seds. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "The globular cluster NGC 6355". In-the-sky. Retrieved 14 October 2015.