Messier 18 (NGC6613) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 4900 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius.
It is referred to as M(18) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6613) 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 Open Cluster's location is 18:19.9 (R.A.) and -17:08 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.5 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 9.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M18,NGC6613) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(18:19.9), Dec(-17:08) and its distance is calculated 4.9 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.5. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 9.0.
|Name||Messier 18 (NGC6613)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1764|