Messier 107 (NGC6171) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 20900 light years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
It is referred to as M(107) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6171) 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 16:32.5 (R.A.) and -13:04 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.9 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 13.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M107,NGC6171) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1782 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(16:32.5), Dec(-13:04) and its distance is calculated 20.9 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.9. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 13.0.
|Name||Messier 107 (NGC6171)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1782|