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NGC 6496 (also ESO 279-SC13 and GCL 80) is a magnitude +8.6 globular star cluster located 36900 light-years away in the constellation Corona Australis.

The cluster was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop using a homemade 9-foot 22.86 cm (9 inch) f/12 speculum Newtonian reflector at Paramatta, New South Wales, Australia, on the 28th June 1826.

Right Ascension 17h 59m 03.68s, Declination -44 15 57.4"

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NOAO: A Better View with Adaptive Optics into the Heart of a Globular Cluster

Astronomers at the Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) and the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) have demonstrated the significant difference that sharp stellar images can make in our understanding of the properties of stars. They have observed the globular cluster NGC 6496 using a new instrument dubbed SAM, for SOAR Adaptive Module, which creates an artificial laser guide star. SAM, built by CTIO/NOAO-S, is mounted on the SOAR 4.1 meter telescope.
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NGC 6496 is a globular cluster which is in the direction of the bulge.
NGC 6496 lies in the Southern sky at RA=17:59:03.68 and Dec=-44:15:57.4.

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