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Messier 55 (M55) globular cluster

Globular cluster Messier 55 (M55, or NGC 6809) in the constellation Sagittarius, as imaged by the ESO 3.6-metre telescope on La Silla.

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About the Image

Id:m55-3point6-m_copy
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:5787 x 5688 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 55
Type:• X - Star Clusters
Distance:17000 light years
Constellation:Sagittarius

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 39 59.70
Position (Dec):-30° 57' 53.49"
Field of view:41.98 x 41.26 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.5° right of vertical
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