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Messier 69
Messier 69
Credit: NASA, ESA

M69 (NGC 6637)

Messier 69 (NGC 6637) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Sagittarius, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M69 is 29,000 light years away from Earth.

M69 is best viewed during late summer, is magnitude 8.3, and can be viewed with binoculars. M69 is 10.8' 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 6637
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 8.3
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 10.8'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 29,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 18h 34.4m
      1. Dec:
      2. -32 21'
      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.