Release 11.12 ("Hergest Ridge")


Gclusters :: Link Item "lk84"

Link ID: lk84
ClusterNGC 6642
NameNGC 6642, a globular cluster in Sagittarius
DescriptionNGC 6642 is a very old, highly evolved globular star cluster with a mass of roughly 110,000 solar masses, located 26,400 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Sagittarius, and just 5.500 light-years away from the galactic center. It is moving toward us at approximately 57.2 kilometers per second...
URLhttp://annesastronomynews.com/annes-picture-of-the-day-star-cluster-ngc-6642/ [Cached version here]

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