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Messier 12 (M12, NGC6218)


Messier 12 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 15.7 light years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus. It is referred to as M(12) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(6218) 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 12 was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. The Globular Cluster's location is 16:47.2 (R.A.) and -01:57 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.7 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 16.0 .

(M12,NGC6218) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(16:47.2), Dec(-01:57) and its distance is calculated 15.7 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.7. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 16.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 12
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id12
NGC Id6218
ConstellationOphiuchus
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension16:47.2
Declination-01:57
Distance (Lt.Yr)15.7
Visual Brightness6.7
Apparent Dimension16.0
Apparent Magnitude8
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier