List of globular clusters

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Image taken by ESO's VISTA of the Globular Cluster VVV CL001. On the right lies the globular star cluster UKS 1 and on the left lies a much less conspicuous new discovery, VVV CL001.[1]

This is a list of globular clusters. The apparent magnitude does not include an extinction correction.

Milky Way[edit]

These are globular clusters within the halo of the Milky Way galaxy. The diameter is in minutes of arc as seen from Earth. For reference, the J2000 epoch celestial coordinates of the Galactic Center are R.A.17h 45m 40.04s, Dec. −29° 00′ 28.1″. A high proportion of globular clusters are located in the Ophiuchus and Sagittarius constellations, both of which lie in the direction of the galactic core.

Identifier Epoch J2000 Constellation Apparent
Magnitude
Diameter
Right ascension Declination
Omega Centauri 13h 26m 45.89s −47° 28′ 36.7″ Centaurus 3.68 55′
47 Tucanae 00h 24m 05.22s −72° 04′ 57.9″ Tucana 3.95 50′
Messier Catalogue
M2 21h 33m 27.01s −00° 49′ 23.9″ Aquarius 6.47 16′
M3 13h 42m 11.23s 28° 22′ 31.6″ Canes Venatici 6.19 18′
M4 16h 23m 35.41s −26° 31′ 31.9″ Scorpius 5.63 36′
M5 15h 18m 33.75s 02° 05′ 57.7″ Serpens 5.65 23′
M9 17h 19m 11.78s −18° 30′ 58.5″ Ophiuchus 7.72 12′
M10 16h 57m 08.99s −04° 05′ 57.6″ Ophiuchus 6.60 20′
M12 16h 47m 14.52s −01° 56′ 52.1″ Ophiuchus 6.70 16′
M13 16h 41m 41.44s 36° 27′ 36.9″ Hercules 5.78 20′
M14 17h 37m 36.15s −03° 14′ 45.3″ Ophiuchus 7.59 11′
M15 21h 29m 58.38s 12° 10′ 00.6″ Pegasus 6.20 18′
M19 17h 02m 37.69s −26° 16′ 04.6″ Ophiuchus 6.77 17′
M22 18h 36m 24.20s −23° 54′ 12.3″ Sagittarius 5.10 32′
M28 18h 24m 32.89s −24° 52′ 11.4″ Sagittarius 6.79 11.2′
M30 21h 40m 22.03s −23° 10′ 44.6″ Capricornus 7.19 12′
M53 13h 12m 55.23s 18° 10′ 08.8″ Coma Berenices 7.61 13′
M55 19h 39m 59.40s −30° 57′ 43.5″ Sagittarius 6.32 19′
M56 19h 16m 35.50s 30° 11′ 04.2″ Lyra 8.27 8.8′
M62 17h 01m 12.60s −30° 06′ 44.5″ Ophiuchus 6.45 15′
M68 12h 39m 28.01s −26° 44′ 34.9″ Hydra 7.84 11′
M69 18h 31m 23.23s −32° 20′ 52.7″ Sagittarius 7.64 9.8′
M70 18h 43m 12.64s −32° 17′ 60.0″ Sagittarius 7.87 8′
M71 19h 53m 46.11s 18° 46′ 42.3″ Sagitta 8.19 7.2′
M72 20h 53m 27.91s −12° 32′ 13.4″ Aquarius 9.27 6.6′
M75 20h 06m 04.75s −21° 55′ 16.2″ Sagittarius 8.52 6.8′
M79 05h 24m 10.59s −24° 31′ 27.3″ Lepus 7.73 9.6′
M80 16h 17m 02.51s −22° 58′ 30.4″ Scorpius 7.33 10′
M92 17h 17m 07.27s 43° 08′ 11.5″ Hercules 6.44 14′
M107 16h 32m 31.91s −13° 03′ 13.1″ Ophiuchus 7.93 13′
New General Catalogue
NGC 288 00h 52m 45.3s −26° 34′ 43″ Sculptor 8.09 13′
NGC 362 01h 03m 14.27s −70° 50′ 53.6″ Tucana 6.40 14′
NGC 1261 03h 12m 15.35s −55° 13′ 00.5″ Horologium 8.29 6.6′
NGC 1851 05h 14m 06.31s −40° 02′ 50.2″ Columba 7.14 12′
NGC 2298 06h 48m 59.20s −36° 00′ 19.2″ Puppis 9.29 5′
NGC 2419 07h 38m 08.51s 38° 52′ 54.9″ Lynx 10.41 4.6′
NGC 2808 09h 12m 02.57s −64° 51′ 46.2″ Carina 6.20 14′
NGC 3201 10h 17m 36.76s −46° 24′ 40.4″ Vela 6.75 20′
NGC 4147 12h 10m 06.2s 18° 32′ 31″ Coma Berenices 10.32 4.4′
NGC 4372 12h 25m 45.43s −72° 39′ 32.8″ Musca 7.24 5′
NGC 4833 12h 59m 34.98s −70° 52′ 28.6″ Musca 6.91 14′
NGC 5053 13h 16m 26.98s 17° 41′ 51.9″ Coma Berenices 9.47 10′
NGC 5286 13h 46m 26.58s −51° 22′ 24.5″ Centaurus 7.34 11′
NGC 6229 16h 46m 58.79s 47° 31′ 39.9″ Hercules 9.39 4.5′
NGC 6356 17h 23m 34.93s −17° 48′ 46.9″ Ophiuchus 8.25 10′
NGC 6362 17h 31m 54.99s −67° 02′ 54″ Ara 7.73 15′
NGC 6366 17h 27m 44.24s −5° 4′ 47.5″ Ophiuchus 9.20 13′
NGC 6388 17h 36m 17.23s −44° 44′ 07.8″ Scorpius 6.72 10.4′
NGC 6397 17h 40m 41.36s −53° 40′ 25.3″ Ara 5.73 31′
NGC 6441 17h 50m 13.06s −37° 03′ 05.2″ Scorpius 7.15 9.6′
NGC 6541 18h 08m 02.36s −43° 42′ 53.6″ Corona Australis 6.30 15′
NGC 6553 18h 09m 17.60s −25° 54′ 31.3″ Sagittarius 8.06 9.2′
NGC 6712 18h 53m 04.32s −08° 42′ 21.5″ Aquila 8.10 9.8′
NGC 6723 18h 59m 33.15s −36° 37′ 56.1″ Sagittarius 7.01 13′
NGC 6752 19h 10m 51.8s −59° 58′ 54.7″ Pavo 5.40 29′
NGC 6934 20h 34m 11.5s 7° 24′ 14.9″ Delphinus 8.83 7.1′
NGC 7006 21h 01m 29.3s 16° 11′ 15.1″ Delphinus 10.56 3.6′
Other
Terzan 5 17h 48m 05s –24° 45′ 48″ Sagittarius 13.85 2.4′
Segue 3 21h 21m 31s 19° 07′ 02″ Pegasus 14.9 1.3′
Mercer 3 18h 18m 30s −16° 58′ 36″ Scutum not visible 1.3′
Koposov 1 11h 59m 18.05s 12° 15′ 36.0″ Virgo 14.2 unknown
Koposov 2 07h 58m 17.0s 26° 15′ 18.0″ Gemini 17.6 unknown
Arp-Madore 1 03h 55m 02.7s −49° 36′ 52.0″ Horologium unknown 1.3′

Local Group[edit]

Identifier Epoch J2000 Apparent
Magnitude
Diameter Galaxy
Right ascension Declination
M54 18h 55m 03.28s −30° 28′ 42.6″ 7.60 12′ Sag DEG
Arp 2 16h 16m 18.33s 47° 02′ 44.7″ 12.30 2.3 Sag DEG
Terzan 7 16h 16m 18.33s 47° 02′ 44.7″ 12.00 1.2′ Sag DEG
Terzan 8 19h 41m 45.00s −34° 00′ 01.0″ 12.40 3.50 Sag DEG
Palomar 12 21h 46m 38.8s −21° 15′ 03″ 11.99 2.9′ Sag DEG
Whiting 1 02h 02.9m −03° 15′ 15.03 1.2 Sag DEG
NGC 1818 05h 04m 13.8s −66° 26′ 02″ 9.7 3′.4 LMC
NGC 1049 02h 39m 52.5s −34° 16′ 08″ 12.9 24" Fornax Dwarf
Mayall II 00h 32m 46.51s 39° 34′ 39.7″ 13.7 10" Andromeda
GALEXASC J003819.45+414713.7 00h 38m 19.5s 41° 47′ 15″ ~17-18 2" Andromeda?

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