NGC 6384

Alt. Designations: NGC 6384
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Ophiuchus
Distance: 60.14 mly
Right Ascension: 17h 32m 24.2s
Declination: +07° 03´ 39"
Visual Magnitude: 10.4
Apparent Dimension: 6.2´ X 4.1´
Best Month To View: Jun

NGC 6384 is a barred spiral galaxy located about 60 million light years away in the northern part of the constellation Ophiuchus. It has a morphological classification of SAB indicating that it is a weakly barred galaxy with an inner ring structure orbiting the bar, and moderate to loosely wound spiral arms. The estimated mass of the stars in this galaxy is 105 billion times the mass of the Sun.