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Messier 107 (NGC6171)

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.

Fact File


NameMessier 107 (NGC6171)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id107
NGC Id6171
ConstellationOphiuchus
Right Ascension16:32.5
Declination-13:04
Distance (Lt.Yr)20900
Visual Brightness7.9
Apparent Dimension13.0
Apparent Magnitude9
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1782
DiscovererPierre Mechain


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