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Messier 80
Messier 80
Credit: NASA, ESA

M80 (NGC 6093)

Messier 80 (NGC 6093) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Scorpius, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M80 is 32,600 light years away from Earth.

M80 is best viewed during mid-summer, is magnitude 7.9, and can be viewed with binoculars. M80 is 10' 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 6093
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 7.9
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 10'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 32,600 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 16h 17.0m
      1. Dec:
      2. -22 59'
      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.