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Messier 14 (NGC6402) Facts

Messier 14 (NGC6402) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 30300 light years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

It is referred to as M(14) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6402) 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 17:37.6 (R.A.) and -03:15 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 8.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 11.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(M14,NGC6402) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(17:37.6), Dec(-03:15) and its distance is calculated 30.3 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.6. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 11.0.

Fact File

NameMessier 14 (NGC6402)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id14
NGC Id6402
Right Ascension17:37.6
Distance (Lt.Yr)30300
Apparent Dimension11.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier

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