Globular Cluster NGC 6760

NGC 6749 + NGC 6760
NGC 6749 + NGC 6760: Globular clusters NGC 6749 (top right) and NGC 6760 (bottom left). Section of DSS2 [147]


This globular cluster was discovered on 30 March 1845 by the British astronomer John Russell Hind using a 7" refractor. [277]

Physical Properties

Revised+Historic NGC/IC, Version 22/9, © Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
DesignationNGC 6760
TypeGCL (IX)
Right Ascension (J2000.0)19h 11m 12.1s
Declination (J2000.0)+01° 01' 52"
Diameter9.6 arcmin
Visual magnitude9.0 mag
Metric Distance7.400 kpc
Dreyer DescriptionpB, pL, vglbM (Auw. 44)
Identification, RemarksGCL 109

Finder Chart

The globular cluster NGC 6760 can be found in constellation Aquila. Only 1° 43' towards northwest you can find another globular cluster: NGC 6749. The best time for observation is in the months July through September.

Finder Chart Globular Cluster NGC 6760
Globular Cluster NGC 6760 in constellation Aquila. 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]

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