Astronomy:ESO 280-SC06

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Short description
Globular star cluster in the constellation Ara
ESO 280-SC06
ESO 280-SC06.jpg
The globular cluster ESO 280-SC06, rendered in Celestia
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationAra
Right ascension 18h 09m 06.0s[1]
Declination−46° 25′ 23″[1]
Distance69.8 kly (21.4 kpc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)-4.87[1]
Physical characteristics
Metallicity[math]\displaystyle{ \begin{smallmatrix}\left[\ce{Fe}/\ce{H}\right]\end{smallmatrix} }[/math] = –1.8[1] dex
Other designationsESO 280-6[1]
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

ESO 280-SC06 (also known as ESO 280-6) is a globular cluster[2] 69,800 light years from the Sun in the constellation of Ara. The cluster received this designation when it was catalogued by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile . Imagery and Hertzsprung-Russell diagrams show a sparsely populated globular cluster with a compact core.[1]

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