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Messier 10
Messier 10
Credit: NASA, ESA

M10 (NGC 6254)

Messier 10 (NGC 6254) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiucus, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M10 is 14,300 light years away from Earth.

M10 is best viewed during mid-summer, is magnitude 6.4, and can be viewed with binoculars. M10 is 20' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 6254
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 6.4
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 20'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 14,300 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 16h 57.1m
      1. Dec:
      2. -4 6'
      1. Season:
      2. mid-summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group
      1. Contains:
      2. 100,000 stars

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