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Messier 12 (NGC6218)

Messier 12 (NGC6218) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 15700 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 also 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.

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 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(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 (NGC6218)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id12
NGC Id6218
Right Ascension16:47.2
Distance (Lt.Yr)15700
Visual Brightness6.7
Apparent Dimension16.0
Apparent Magnitude8
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier

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