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Messier Catalog M9

M9 (NGC 6333)

Messier M9 (NGC 6333) 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 M9 is best viewed during mid-summer, is magnitude 7.9*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 9.3' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6333
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 7.9
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 9.3'
      1. RA:
      2. 17h 19.2m
      1. Dec:
      2. -18 31'
      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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