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Catalogue and alternative designations M 80, NGC 6093


Type Globular cluster 
Position  16 17 03, -22 58 30
Constellation Scorpius
Camera and Telescope STLXL6303E and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 60:30:30:30 all unbinned
Description This prominent globular cluster was one of Messier's first discoveries in 1781. The apparent magnitude is 7.3 and it is 10 arcminutes in diameter. M 80 is approximately 32,600 light years distant and is an easy visual target for small telescopes.