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Messier Catalog M62

M62 (NGC 6266)

Messier M62 (NGC 6266) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiucus, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M62 is best viewed during mid-summer, is magnitude 8.0*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 14.1' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6266
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 8.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 14.1'
      1. RA:
      2. 17h 1.2m
      1. Dec:
      2. -30 7'
      1. Season:
      2. mid-summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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