|Description of NGC 4590|
Messier 68 (also known as M68 or NGC 4590) is a globular cluster in the Hydra constellation.
It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1780. M68 is at a distance of about 33,000 light-years away from Earth.
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|Paper n. 1|
Schaeuble, M. et al.|
A Detailed Study of Giants and Horizontal Branch Stars in M68: Atmospheric Parameters and Chemical Abundances
2015, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 149, Issue 6, article id. 204, 17 pp.
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|Paper n. 2|
Brocato, E.; Castellani, V.; Piersimoni, A.|
The Age of the Globular Cluster M68
1997, Astrophysical Journal v.491, p.789
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|Paper n. 3|
Walker, Alistair R.|
BVI CCD photometry of galactic globular clusters. 2: M68
1994, The Astronomical Journal, vol. 108, no. 2, p. 555-584
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