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Messier 70
Messier 70
Credit: NASA, ESA

M70 (NGC 6681)

Messier 70 (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. M70 is 29,400 light years away from Earth.

M70 is best viewed during late summer, is magnitude 9, and can be viewed with binoculars. M70 is 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 6681
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 9
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 8'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 29,400 LY
      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.