NGC 6380

NGC 6380

NGC 6380
NGC 6380 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 34m 28.4s
Declination −39° 04′ 11″
Helio radial velocity −3.6±2.5 km/s
Type GCL
Apparent dimensions (V) 3.60
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.5
Absolute magnitude (V) 7.50
Other designations
GCL 6 and ESO 333-SC14
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase, http://spider.seds.org/

NGC 6380 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Scorpius. It is designated as GCL in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the British astronomer John Herschel on 29 June 1834. It is at a distance of 34,900 light years away from earth. 6380 was initially characterized as an open cluster. Later in 1950, the American astronomer A. David Thackeray characterized it as a globular cluster.[1][2][3][4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6380". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6380". Seds. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "NGC 6380 (= GCL 68)". cseligman. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "NGC 6380". Seds. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "The globular cluster NGC 6380". In-the-sky. Retrieved 1 November 2015.