Coordinates: Sky map 19h 11m 12.1s, 0101° 49.7′ 1″

NGC 6760

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NGC 6760
NGC 6760.jpg
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension19h 11m 12.1s[2]
Declination+01° 01′ 49.7″[2]
Distance24.1 kly (7.4 kpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V)9.0
Apparent dimensions (V)9.6'
Physical characteristics
Mass3.57×105[4] M
Metallicity = –0.40[4] dex
Other designationsC 1908+009, GCl 109
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 6760 is a globular cluster[2] in the constellation Aquila. It may have contributed to the formation of the open cluster Ruprecht 127 during NGC 6760's passage through the galactic disk 71 million years ago.[5]

At least two millisecond pulsars have been found in NGC 6760.[6]


  1. ^ Shapley, Harlow; Sawyer, Helen B. (August 1927), "A Classification of Globular Clusters", Harvard College Observatory Bulletin, 849 (849): 11–14, Bibcode:1927BHarO.849...11S.
  2. ^ a b c "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 6760. Retrieved 2007-04-21.
  3. ^ Hessels, J. W. T.; et al. (November 2007), "A 1.4 GHz Arecibo Survey for Pulsars in Globular Clusters", The Astrophysical Journal, 670 (1): 363–378, arXiv:0707.1602, Bibcode:2007ApJ...670..363H, doi:10.1086/521780.
  4. ^ a b Boyles, J.; et al. (November 2011), "Young Radio Pulsars in Galactic Globular Clusters", The Astrophysical Journal, 742 (1): 51, arXiv:1108.4402, Bibcode:2011ApJ...742...51B, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/742/1/51.
  5. ^ Search for the evolutionary relationship between Galactic globular and open clusters using data from the Gaia DR2 Catalog, 2019, arXiv:1907.10939
  6. ^ Freire, Paulo C. C.; Hessels, Jason W. T.; Nice, David J.; Ransom, Scott M.; Lorimer, Duncan R.; Stairs, Ingrid H. (2005-03-10). "The Millisecond Pulsars in NGC 6760". The Astrophysical Journal. 621 (2): 959–965. arXiv:astro-ph/0411160. doi:10.1086/427748. ISSN 0004-637X.

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