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NGC 6388 Facts

NGC 6388 Facts Globular Cluster in Scorpius

NGC 6388 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 32.3 Kilo Ly light years away in the constellation of Scorpius.

It is also referred to as NGC(6388) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. NGC 6388 was discovered in 1826 by James Dunlop.

The Globular Cluster's location is 17:36:17.461 (R.A.) and -44:44:8.34 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 7.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File


NameNGC 6388
TypeGlobular Cluster
NGC Id6388
ConstellationScorpius
Right Ascension17:36:17.461
Declination-44:44:8.34
Distance (Lt.Yr)32.3 Kilo Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1826
DiscovererJames Dunlop
Sourcehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_6388


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