Hercules Globular Cluster

Observed:  Points: 30

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General Info

TypeGlobular Cluster
Right ascension16h41'41.400''
Size16.600 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC6205, M13
Discovered 1714 Edmond Halley

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March 20, 2015, 5:39 a.m.

Despite being one of the best Globulars in the sky, I always have trouble with this one. I think Hercules is just too ambiguous of a constellation. He's large and dim and just hard to piece together.

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