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Messier 10 (NGC6254) Facts

Messier 10 (NGC6254) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 14300 light years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

It is referred to as M(10) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6254) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Globular Cluster's location is 16:57.1 (R.A.) and -04:06 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 6.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 20.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

(M10,NGC6254) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(16:57.1), Dec(-04:06) and its distance is calculated 14.3 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.6. Its apparent dimensions measured in arc-minutes is 20.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 10 (NGC6254)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id10
NGC Id6254
ConstellationOphiuchus
Right Ascension16:57.1
Declination-04:06
Distance (Lt.Yr)14300
Apparent Dimension20.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier


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