Alt. Designations: NGC 4590
Object Type: Global Cluster
Constellation: Hydra
Distance: 33.3 kly
Right Ascension: 12h 39m 28.0s
Declination: -26° 44´ 32"
Visual Magnitude: 9
Apparent Dimension: 11.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Feb

The constellation Hydra contains a globular cluster of stars known as M68. This cluster is around 140 light-years in diameter and is located about 40,000 light-years from Earth. This is a relatively small cluster that may be difficult to locate with binoculars. It is an easy target for any telescope 4-inches or larger.