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Observatory Parameters
Jan 21
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
10:02 21:49

Globular Cluster NGC 6256 Globular Cluster in Scorpius Constellation

Size: 4.1' Magnitude: 11.3 Also known as ESO 391-SC6, GCL 49.1, vdB-Ha 208
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Globular Cluster NGC 6256 as seen from Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
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23.0
16h 59m 32s
-37º 07' 15''
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