NGC 6293

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NGC 6293
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NGC 6293 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Credit: NASA/ESA
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ClassIV[1]
ConstellationOphiuchus
Right ascension 17h 10m 10.42s[2]
Declination−26° 34′ 54.2″[2]
Distance31000 ly[1] (9500 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V)9.02[2]
Apparent dimensions (V)7.9′ × 7.9′[1]
Physical characteristics
Metallicity = -1.99[3] dex
Other designationsGCl 55, VDBH 215[2]
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 6293 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus.[4] Its Shapley–Sawyer Concentration Class is IV.[1] It was discovered by the American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on 8 July 1885.[5] Like many other globular clusters, its distance is not well known; it may be anywhere from 31000[1] to 52000 light-years away from Earth. [6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "NGC 6293 - Hartmut Frommert - SEDS". Students for the Exploration and Development of Space: SEDS. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "NGC 6293". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  3. ^ William E. Harris. "Catalog of Parameters for Milky Way Globular Clusters". Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6293". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "NGC 6293 (= GCL 55)". cseligman. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "The globular cluster NGC 6293". In-the-sky. Retrieved 4 October 2015.