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Messier Catalog M68

M68 (NGC 4590)

Messier M68 (NGC 4590) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Hydra, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M68 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 9.0*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 12' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 4590
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 9.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 12'
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 39.5m
      1. Dec:
      2. -26 45'
      1. Season:
      2. late spring
      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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