NGC 6342

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NGC 6342
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NGC 6342 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 21m 10.1s
Declination−19° 35′ 15″
Apparent magnitude (V)9.5
Apparent dimensions (V)4.40'
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude-6.42
Other designationsGCL 61 and ESO 587-SC6
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 6342 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is designated as IV in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William Herschel on 28 May 1786. It is at a distance of 28,000 light years away from earth.[1][2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6342". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6342". Seds. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. ^ "NGC 6342 (= GCL 61)". cseligman. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  4. ^ "NGC 6342". Seds. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  5. ^ "The globular cluster NGC 6342". In-the-sky. Retrieved 14 October 2015.