NGC 6287

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NGC 6287
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NGC 6287 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 05m 19.3s
Declination−22° 42′ 29″
Apparent magnitude (V)9.3
Apparent dimensions (V)4.80'
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude-7.36
Other designationsGCL 54 and ESO 518-SC10
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 6287 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is designated as VII in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William Herschel on 21 May 1784. It is at a distance of 30,300 light years away from earth.[1][2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6287". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6287". Seds. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  3. ^ "NGC 6287 (= GCL 54)". cseligman. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ "NGC 6287". Seds. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "The globular cluster NGC 6287". In-the-sky. Retrieved 4 October 2015.