Globular Cluster NGC 6397

Physical Properties

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Designation NGC 6397
Type GCL (IX)
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 17h 40m 41.3s
Declination (J2000.0) -53° 40' 23"
Diameter 31 arcmin
Visual magnitude 5.3 mag
Metric Distance 2.300 kpc
Dreyer Description globular, B, vL, Ri, st 13
Identification, Remarks h 3692; GC 4311; GCL 74; ESO 181-SC4

Finder Chart

The globular cluster NGC 6397 is located in the constellation Ara. Unfortunately it is not visible from Europe. On 15 June it in opposition with the Sun and is therefore highest in the sky at local midnight.

Finder Chart Globular Cluster NGC 6397
Globular Cluster NGC 6397 in constellation Ara. Charts created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. Limiting magnitudes: Constellation chart ~6.5 mag, DSS2 close-ups ~20 mag. [149, 160]

Objects Within a Radius of 15°