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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 about 32,300.00 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 from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to NGC 6388

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A38073629,430,593,908.56
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26928,231,190,256.22
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5414,115,576,730.94
New Horizons Probe33,000656,391,427.78
Speed of Light670,616,629.0032,300.00

Fact File

NameNGC 6388
TypeGlobular Cluster
NGC Id6388
Right Ascension17:36:17.461
Distance (Lt.Yr)32,300
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1826
DiscovererJames Dunlop

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