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Messier Catalog M70

M70 (NGC 6681)

Messier M70 (NGC 6681) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Sagittarius, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M70 is best viewed during late summer, is magnitude 9.0*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 7.8' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6681
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 9.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 7.8'
      1. RA:
      2. 18h 43.2m
      1. Dec:
      2. -32 18'
      1. Season:
      2. late 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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