NGC 6981

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NGC 6981[1][2], also known as M 72, is a globular cluster located in the constellation Aquarius.

NGC 6981
Observation data: 2000.0 epoch
Constellation Aquarius
Right ascension 20h53.5m
Declination -12o32'
Type Globular cluster
Apparent dimensions 5.9
Apparent magnitude 9.4
Other designations M 72



Scientific research


  1. Hirshfeld, Alan, and Roger W. Sinnott, eds., Sky Catalogue 2000.0, Vol.2, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Sky Publishing Corp. and Cambridge University Press, 1985. (3098,238)
  2. NGC 2000.0, The Complete New General Catalogue and Index Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters by J.L.E. Dreyer Sinnott, R.W. (edited by) <Sky Publishing Corporation and Cambridge University Press (1988)>