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Messier M62

M62 (NGC 6266) is a Globular Cluster located in the constellation Ophiucus, is best viewed during Mid-Summer, and is magnitude 8. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). It is 14.1' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. N/A
      1. Type:
      2. Globular Cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6266
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 8
      1. Size:
      2. 14.1'
      1. RA:
      2. 17h 1.2m
      1. Dec:
      2. -30 7'
      1. Season:
      2. Mid-Summer

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