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Messier 19
Messier 19
Credit: NASA, ESA

M19 (NGC 6273)

Messier 19 (NGC 6273) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiucus, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M19 is 28,700 light years away from Earth.

M19 is best viewed during mid-summer, is magnitude 7.5, and can be viewed with binoculars. M19 is 17' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 6273
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 7.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 17'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 28,700 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 17h 2.6m
      1. Dec:
      2. -26 16'
      1. Season:
      2. mid-summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.