NGC 6355

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NGC 6355
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NGC 6355 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 23m 58.6s
Declination−26° 21′ 12″
Apparent magnitude (V)8.6
Apparent dimensions (V)4.20
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude-8.07
Other designationsGCL 63 and ESO 519-SC15
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 6355 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is designated as GCL in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William Herschel on 24 May 1784. It is at a distance of 31,000 light years away from earth.[1][2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6355". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6355". Seds. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. ^ "NGC 6355 (= GCL 63)". cseligman. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  4. ^ "NGC 6355". Seds. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  5. ^ "The globular cluster NGC 6355". In-the-sky. Retrieved 31 October 2016.