NGC 6717

NGC 6717 is a globular cluster in the constellation Sagittarius, which was discovered by William Herschel on August 7, 1784. It is located of 7100 parsecs away from Earth.

NGC 6717
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HST image of NGC 6717
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension18h 55m 06.04s[1]
Declination−22° 42′ 05.3″[1]
Distance23.1 kly (7.1 kpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)+9.28[2]
Physical characteristics
Other designationsNGC 6717, Cr 395, ESO 523-14, GCl 105[1]
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

The globular cluster, which has an apparent magnitude of 9.28 and diameter of 9.9 arcminutes. Is located just south of the star ν2 Sagittarii. The bright star region on the north-eastern edge has the separate designation IC 4802.


  1. ^ a b c "NGC 6717". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "NGC 6717, Palomar 9". Retrieved 30 December 2016.

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