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 Ascension19h 11m 12.1s
Declination+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.

Chart Globular Cluster NGC 6760
Globular Cluster NGC 6760 in constellation Aquila. Chart created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. [149, 160]

More Objects Nearby (±15°)


147Aladin Lite; (2020-12-23)
149SkySafari 6 Pro, Simulation Curriculum;
160The STScI Digitized Sky Survey;
277«Historische Deep-Sky Kataloge» von Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke; (2021-02-17)