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Messier Catalog M72

M72 (NGC 6981)

Messier M72 (NGC 6981) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Aquarius, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M72 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 10.0*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 5.9' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6981
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 10.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 5.9'
      1. RA:
      2. 20h 53.5m
      1. Dec:
      2. -12 32'
      1. Season:
      2. early 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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