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Messier 10 (NGC6254)

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. Messier 10 (NGC6254) was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. The Globular Cluster's location is 16:57.1 (R.A.) and -04:06 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.6 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 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.

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NameMessier 10 (NGC6254)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id10
NGC Id6254
Right Ascension16:57.1
Distance (Lt.Yr)14300
Visual Brightness6.6
Apparent Dimension20.0
Apparent Magnitude6
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier

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