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name: ngc 6397
name (alternate): caldwell 86
typ (catalog): globular cluster (ngc)
coordinates: (J2000)
ra: 17 h 40 m 42.09 s dec: -53 ° 40 ' 27.6 "
coord. for easier usage:
ra: 17.67833 dec: -52.32567 usage is easier but not so exact
please remember:
some of the values can slighty differ by day and condition.
distance (approx.):
2.2 kpc convert this
brightness (visible):
6.68 mag visible to the naked eye
redshift:
not added yet
constellation:
ara (ara) symbolism: the altar
proofpic: avaiable, please request if needed
different size: not added yet
additional Info: caltech, google, google images, simbad, wikipedia
extra text: second closest globular to earth, 13.4 billion years old, also known as dunlop 366
image (max. 500kb): no image added yet
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processing: it's recommended to use: globular cluster
visible: not confirmed yet