NGC 6426 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is designated IX in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the British astronomer William Herschel on 3 June 1786. It is at a distance of 67,500 light years away from earth.[1][2][4][5]

NGC 6426
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NGC 6426 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationOphiuchus
Right ascension17h 44m 54.7s[1]
Declination+3° 10′ 13″[1]
Distance67.2 kly (20.6 kpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)11.01[2]
Apparent dimensions (V)4.20
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude-5.38
Metallicity = -2.15[3] dex
Other designationsCr 346, GCL 76
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

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  1. ^ a b c "Object No. 1 - NGC 6426". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6426". spider.seds.org. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ "GGCs database: globular cluster NGC 6426". A galactic globular clusters database.
  4. ^ "The globular cluster NGC 6426". in-the-sky.org. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  5. ^ "NGC 6426 (= GCL 76)". cseligman.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016.

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