NGC 6356

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NGC 6356
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NGC 6356 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 23m 35.0s
Declination−17° 48′ 47″
Apparent magnitude (V)8.2
Apparent dimensions (V)10.00
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude-8.51
Other designationsGCL 62 and ESO 588-SC1
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 6356 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is designated as II in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William Herschel on 18 June 1784. The star cluster is more dense and bright towards the middle. 6356 is located 80' north east of the brighter NGC 6333. It is at a distance of 49,600 light years away from earth.[1][2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6356". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6356". Seds. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  3. ^ "NGC 6356 (= GCL 62)". cseligman. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  4. ^ "NGC 6356". Seds. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  5. ^ "The globular cluster NGC 6356". In-the-sky. Retrieved 19 October 2015.