NGC 6325

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NGC 6325
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NGC 6325 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Credit: NASA/ESA
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ClassIV[1]
ConstellationOphiuchus
Right ascension17h 17m 59.27s[2]
Declination−23° 45′ 57.7″[2]
Distance25,400 ly (7,800 pc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)10.33[3]
Apparent dimensions (V)4.3′ × 4.3′[1]
Physical characteristics
Metallicity = -1.25[3] dex
Other designationsGCl 58, ESO 519-11[2]
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 6325 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus. Its Shapley-Sawyer Concentration Class is IV, meaning that it has "intermediate rich concentrationsrs"; it was discovered by the British astronomer John Herschel on 24 May 1835. It is at a distance of about 25,000 light years away from earth.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hartmut Frommert. "NGC 6325 - Hartmut Frommert - SEDS". SEDS. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "NGC 6325". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b William E. Harris. "Catalog of Parameters for Milky Way Globular Clusters". Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  4. ^ "NGC 6325 (= GCL 58)". cseligman. Retrieved 8 February 2017.